Wittenoom, John Burdett (1789-1855)

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Wittenoom, John Burdett, (Rev) (1789-1855)
Wittenoom, John Burdett (1788-1855)
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Colonial Chaplain; Artist; Draughtsman; Clergyman; Teacher
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John Burdett Wittenoom (1788-1855), colonial chaplain, was born on 24 October 1788 at Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, the son of Thomas Wittenoom of London. His patronymic came from Dutch grandparents....

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A sketcher, teacher and clergyman, he established a Classical School in Perth and became a willing patron and participant in the cultural life of the colony. Wittenoom was the only clergyman in the colony between 1830 and 1836.

sketcher, teacher and clergyman, son of Thomas Wittenoom of London, was educated at Winchester and Oxford, then ordained minister of the Church of England. He became, in turn, rector at Southampton, lecturer at Brasenose College, Oxford, and headmaster of Newark Grammar School, Nottinghamshire (1813-28). His first wife Mary, nee Teasdale, died in 1828. The following year Wittenoom was appointed chaplain to the new Swan River settlement (WA). Arriving at Fremantle in the Wanstead with his mother, sister and four sons on 30 January 1830, Wittenoom was the only Anglican clergyman in the colony from the middle of the year until 1836. He held services at Perth, Fremantle, Guildford and as far afield as Albany. During his travels he found time to make pencil and wash sketches of local scenes, including Front View of the Artist’s House (1832, Art Gallery of Western Australia). Wittenoom established a Classical School in Perth and became a willing patron and participant in the cultural life of the colony. Mary Watson Helms became his second wife at Perth on 3 January 1839; they had two daughters and a son who died in infancy. Wittenoom died in Perth on 23 January 1855. After his death his widow and daughter ran Perth Girls’ School

  • 1830 Fremantle, WA, vessel; Wanstead

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  • fl. 1832 - 1832

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA
  • (see also) Wittenoom, Mary
  • (see also) Wittenoom, Thomas
  • (see also) Wittenoom, Charles D.
  • (see also) Helms, Mary Watson
  • (see also) Wittenoom, Charles Dirck
  • (see also) Wittenoom, Charles
  • (see also) Front View of the Artist's House

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  1. Letters
    Wittenoom, John Burdett, 1789-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1832 ]
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  1. Letters
    Wittenoom, John Burdett, 1789-1855
    [ Unpublished : 1832 ]
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  2. Rev. J.B. Wittenoom - Colonial Chaplain
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    [ Photograph : 1850 ]
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    Rev. J.B. Wittenoom - Colonial Chaplain
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  3. 'Beginnings' [Rev. J. B. Wittenoom, Thomas Hobbes Scott and the early history of the Church of England in Western Australia]
    Burton, A. (Alfred), 1865-1947
    Journal and Proceedings (Western Australian Historical Society)
    [ Article : 1934 ]
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  3. The Patriotic Fund.
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