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Biographical entry Threlkeld, Lancelot Edward (1788 - 1859)

Born
20 October 1788
Southwark, Surrey, England
Died
10 October 1859
Occupation
Missionary

Summary

Lancelot Edward Threlkeld was a missionary at Belmont, Lake Macquarie from 1825-28 and at Toronto, on the other side of Lake Macquarie from 1831-41. He was a minister of the South Head Congregational Church in Sydney and also conducted a day school from 1842-45, when he became chaplain of seamen for the Sydney Bethel Union. He was involved in securing the independence of the Leeward Islands. His principal publication was "An Australian Grammar .... of the Language, as Spoken by the Aborigines ... of Hunter's River", 1834.

Prior to coming to Australia Threlkeld worked in the UK as a trade apprentice; as an actor with the Royal Circus and Royalty Theatre and in business.

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1814
Education - Candidate with the London Missionary Society
1815
Education - Ordained into the London Missionary Society
1816
Life event - Left for the South Seas in the Atlas
1817
Life event - Sailed to Sydney and to Moorea, Society Islands on the Harriet
1825 - 1828
Career position - Missionary at Belmont, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales
1831 - 1841
Career position - Missionary at Toronto, New South Wales
1842 - 1845
Career position - Minister of the South Head Congregational Church in Sydney and conducted a day school
1845 -
Career position - Sydney Bethel Union
1851 -
Career position - Member of the Ethnological Society, London

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