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PRIMATE OF AUSTRALIA. SYDNEY, April 18. The death of the Archbishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia, Right R*>v. Dr. W. Saumarez Smith, took place to-day. Dr. Smith has been in ill-health for some time. He was born in the Channel Islands in 1836, s.nd wat educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was ordained as deacon in 1859, and as priest in the ifollowing year. He was curate or St. Paul's, Cambridge, from 1859 to 1861, and was chaplain to the Bishop of Madras from 1861 till 1865. He held several other positions, and from 1869 till 1890 was principal at St. Aidan's College, Birkenhead. In IS9O he was appointed Bishop of Sydney, and seven years later he received the title of archbishop. The late prelate was the author of several theological works. He was married i n 1870 to Florence, daughter of the Rev. L. Deedes, Rector of Bramwell, and she died in 1890. The Archbishop leaves a son (Rev. Saumarez Smith) and three daughters.

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OBITUARY., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 92, 19 April 1909

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OBITUARY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 92, 19 April 1909

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