Edward Wyndham Tufnell

Edward Wyndham Tufnell

Name: Edward Wyndham Tufnell

Epoch: Late 19th Century (the \'Long Nineteenth Century\')

Grouping Field: Humanities (Ideas Formatted as Ideas) and Social Science (Models)

Location Grouping: Individual\'s Work Location

Map Coordinates: 27°28\'20.5\"S 153°01\'27.0\"E

Years At Location: 1860-1874

One Historical Setting: The Right Reverend Edward Wyndham Tufnell, Street John\'s Anglican Pro Cathedral, William Street, Brisbane City (1860)

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Edward Tufnell was an educated Church of England vicar in early colonial Brisbane from 1860 to 1874; consecrated the first bishop of Brisbane. Tufnell had a house, Riversleigh, on North Quay, built as an investment and designed by Benjamin Backhouse. He erected Bishopsbourne, the gracious episcopal residence.

Impact On Brisbane Society

As someone educated at Wadham College, Oxford, in early Brisbane, Tufnell, represented the earliest presence of higher education for the emerging township, and he wanted to develop a comprehensive and efficient system of Church education. However, his skills was as an administrator, doing the best in holding the failing Anglican school system together during the secularist campaigns after the abolition of state aid and before the 1875 Education Act.


K. Rayner, ‘Tufnell, Edward Wyndham (1814–1896)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/tufnell-edward-wyndham-4755/text7899, published first in hardcopy 1976, accessed online 4 July 2019.

Lawry, J.R. “Bishop Tufnell and Queensland education, 1860–1874”: Melbourne, Monash University, 1966; Project Canterbury (http://anglicanhistory.org/aus/tufnell_obituary1897.html) Archived (https://web.archive.org/web/20100707053434/http://anglicanhistory.org/aus/tufnell_obituary1897.html) 7 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Anglicanhistory.org. Retrieved on 26 August 2011.

Richards, Harold John. The Right Rev. E.W. Tufnell, M.A., D.D., first Bishop of Brisbane, 1859 to 1874, H.J. Richards, Bardon Qld, 1972.

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Edward Wyndham Tufnell. From The Queenslander, 23 April 1931, p. 37 [https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12662292]