Dobransbicentennial August 21, 2017.

Happy birthday the Cathedral Church of St. David, Hobart City and the Diocese of Tasmania, all 175 today by the same Letters Patent signed by Queen Victoria on this day, 21st August 1842 (Pictured to the left)

Below is the important part of the text, the full text can be found here.

VICTORIA BY THE GRACE OF GOD of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the faith TO ALL TO WHOM these Presents shall come Greetings…

We do further by … Presents erect make ordain and constitute the said Church of Saint David in Hobart Town aforesaid to be a Cathedral Church and Bishop’s See and do ordain that the whole Town of Hobart Town shall henceforth be a City and be called “The City of Hobart Town”

.. do ordain make constitute and declare [the Colony of Van Diemens Land] to be the Diocese of the Bishop of Tasmania …and to be called in all time coming THE DIOCESE OF TASMANIA

We have caused these our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster the twenty first day of August in the sixth year of our reign

TAHO: NS3587/1/1, 21st August 1842 Anglican Diocese of Tasmania: Letters Patent and Privy Seal for Francis Russell Nixon, Lord Bishop of Tasmania