DUNSTAN, EDWARD TREMAYNE (1861-1913), Congregational minister, was born on 10
January 1861 at Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England, son of John Francis Dunstan,
schoolmaster, and his wife Eliza, née Davies. Educated at the Wesleyan Theological
Institute on Richmond Hill, in 1879 he entered the Methodist ministry and became a
missionary in South Africa, but resigned to take charge of a union church there.
He later claimed to have entered the Congregational ministry in 1881. About 1885
he returned to England and was sometime assistant to the celebrated Baptist
preacher, John Clifford, of Westbourne Park Chapel. He claimed to be a Baptist
minister when he married Jane Louisa Caroline Smith on 13 April 1886 at the Poplar
Wesleyan Chapel, London. Assisted by the Colonial Missionary Society, he arrived
in Perth in 1888 as minister of the Trinity Congregational Church. His preaching
was so popular that he was able to rebuild the church; he also established a
school and a journal, the Sentinel, but both failed in 1891.
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