Augustus Short

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Augustus Short (11 June 1802 – 5 October 1883), was the first Anglican bishop of Adelaide, South Australia.

Early life and career

Born at Bickham House, near Exeter, Devon, England, the third son of Charles Short, a London barrister, offspring of an old English county family, and his wife Grace,Dirk van Dissel, '', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 6, MUP, 1976, pp 122-123. retrieved 20 January 2010 Short was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church College, Oxford, where he received first-class honours in classics and graduated with a Master of Arts in 1826 and D. D. 1847.

Short took orders in the Church of England as deacon in 1826 and priest in 1827 and in the same year accepted the curacy of Culham, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire. In 1829 he resigned to become a tutor and lecturer in his old college; one of his students was William Ewart Gladstone. In March 1833 he was appointed public examiner in the classical schools, and in January 1834 was made junior censor. In June 1835 he was presented as vicar by the dean and chapter of Christ Church to the living of Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire. The church and parsonage were both badly in need of repairs and restoration, the church was badly attended, and the education of the children neglected. Short, by assiduous visiting and hard work, succeeded...
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