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Nicholas, William, ca. 1807-1854

Bishop William Grant Broughton, 1843 / W. Nicholas

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William Grant Broughton (1788-1853), travelled to Australia in 1829 as Archdeacon of New South Wales. On his arrival he was also appointed a member of the Legislative Council and of the Executive Council. In 1836 he became Bishop of Australia. When the See was divided in 1847 he was made Bishop of Sydney. In 1840, as a member of the Legislative Council, he attempted to enforce a strict observance of the Sabbath on New South Wales. His attempts were strongly opposed by the other members, including Governor Bourke.