Forces behind the passing of the 'Grants for Public Worship Prohibition Act' of 1862 (N.S.W.)
On 29 July 1836 the eighth governor of the colony, Sir Richard Bourke, and his Legislative Council passed an Act to promote the building of Churches and Chapels, and to provide for the Maintenance of Ministers of Religion in New South Wales, 7 William IV, No. 3 5 or the Church Act as it was commonly called. Its clauses were straightforward and may be grouped into three divisions. First: once a denominational body had collected voluntary donations to the amount of £300 for the purpose of...[Show more]
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