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175th Anniversary of the Founding of the Diocese of Tasmania, the Cathedral of St David and the City of Hobart

The Anglican Bishop of Tasmania, Dr Richard Condie, said, “This week the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania, St David’s Cathedral and the City of Hobart are celebrating our 175th Anniversary”. On 21 August 1842 Queen Victoria decreed Letters Patent creating the Diocese of Tasmania. The first Bishop of Tasmania, Bishop Francis Russell Nixon, was consecrated in…