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From the Collection of Uniting Church Archives - Synod of Victoria 54 Serrell Street Malvern East Victoria

Description
Sepia toned head and shoulders studio portrait of Matthew Burnett in three quarter profile.
Size
200 x 158 mm
Object Registration
F262
Keywords
matthew burnett, sarah gibson, temperance, evangelist, wesleyan
Historical information
Matthew Burnett (1839 - 1896). Wesleyan temperance evangelist. Born in Yorkshire, came to Australia in 1857 with his wife Sarah Gibson. He spent the years 1864 to 1867 on the goldfields evangelising against drink and securing temperance pledges. Sarah Burnett died in 1871 and Matthew returned to England in 1873, meeting leading temperance reformers. He returned to Australia in the mid-1870s. He went to South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand as a temperance campaigner, and claimed to have received pledges from 140,000 people. He returned to England in 1890 and died at Scarborough in 1896.
Inscriptions & Markings
"Yours faithfully Matthew Burnett"
Last updated
21 Jan 2019 at 3:38PM