The Church of England in Australia was established in 1788 at Sydney Cove following colonial settlement there. In 1842, the Diocese of Tasmania was created. Three years later, the rest of Australia was divided into four separate dioceses of Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, and Melbourne.
Members of the Church worked closely with the government to run the Queen's Orphan Asylum. In addition, the Church managed the Home of Mercy, Hope Cottage, Clarendon Children's Home, and Roland Boys' Home. From 1881, in conjunction with the state government, it ran the Cape Barren Island Reserve.
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20 January 2022
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