Lang, John Dunmore, 1799-1878

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Birth 1799-08-25
Death 1878-08-08

Biographical notes:

Lang was born in Scotland, received his MA (1820) at Glasgow University and arrived in Australia in 1823. He established the first Presbyterian Church in Australia (Scots Church, opened 1826) and was a member of the Council and Legislative Assembly (1859). He was noted for his educational and anti-transportation views and for his work among immigrants.

From the description of Papers of John Dunmore Lang. 1823-1893. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225826203

John Dunmore Lang the Presbyterian clergyman, politician, educationist, arrived in Australia in May 1823. He was the first Presbyterian minister in Sydney.

From the description of Scrapbooks, 1856-1888. 1856-1888. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 271581581

Presbyterian minister, member of the N.S.W. House of Assembly.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225767471

Clergyman, politician, educationist, immigration organiser, historian, anthropologist, journalist and gaolbird. Lang was born in Scotland on 25 August 1799, educated at Glasgow University and immigrated to Sydney in 1823 where he became the first Presbyterian minister. In 1827 Lang made the first of 9 return trips to England and in 1830 he married his cousin, Wilhelmina Mackie. Lang died in Sydney on 8 August 1878 after a controversial life of involvement with the church, education, immigration and politics. (Ref.: Australian Dictionary of Biography).

From the description of Reminiscences of my life and times in Australia [manuscript]. [1877-1878] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225829563

J.D Lang was a Presbyterian clergyman, politician, educationalist, immigration organizer and historian. He was the first Presbyerian minister in Sydney, arriving in 1823. He was elected to the legislative Council in Sydney in 1843.

From the description of OM70-47 John Dunmore Lang Letter, 1848. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 755720648

J.D. Lang, the first Presbyterian minister in Australia, migrated to Sydney in 1823 and was minister of Scot's Church from 1826 to 1878. He was a Member of the N.S.W. Legislative Council 1843-1856 and Legislative Assembly 1859-1969.

From the description of Sermons. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225791313

Epithet: writer

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