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Donald Burns Blackwood MC[1] (3 November 1884 – 25 June 1967) was the third Bishop of Gippsland from 1942 to 1955.[2][3]

Blackwood was educated at the University of Tasmania and ordained in 1908.[4][5] From 1912 to 1920 he was a chaplain in the Australian Armed Forces.[6] Later he held incumbencies at Latrobe and Cressy. In 1929 he was appointed Archdeacon of Hobart,[7] a position he held until his ordination to the episcopate.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tasmanian Times
  2. Diocesan history Archived September 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. The Times, 28 April 1942; p3, "New Bishop Of Gippsland"
  4. Who was Who, 1897-2007, London, A & C Black, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. The Clergy List, London, Kelly’s, 1913
  6. "Donald Burns Blackwood – Discovering Anzacs". National Archives of Australia. http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/91358. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  7. Holy Trinity Hobart
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
George Harvard Cranswick
Bishop of Gippsland
1942–1955
Succeeded by
Edwin John Davidson

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