Anglican Primate of Australia

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The Anglican Primate of Australia is the senior bishop of the Anglican Church of Australia. The primate is elected from among the country's Anglican diocesan bishops.

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Ex officio primates
From Until Incumbent Notes
1847 1849 William Broughton, Bishop of Australia Only Primate of Australasia.
1849 1854 William Broughton, Bishop of Sydney
1854 1882 Frederic Barker, Bishop of Sydney First Primate of Australia ex officio as Bishop of Sydney.
1884 1889 Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney Ex officio primate as Bishop of Sydney.
1890 1897 Saumarez Smith, Bishop of Sydney Ex officio primate as Bishop/Archbishop of Sydney; died in office.
1897 1909 Saumarez Smith, Archbishop of Sydney
Elected primates
From Until Incumbent Notes
1910 1933 John Wright, Archbishop of Sydney Also Archbishop of Sydney since 1909; died in office.
1935 1946 Henry Le Fanu, Archbishop of Perth Also Archbishop of Perth since 1929; died in office.
1947 1958 Howard Mowll, Archbishop of Sydney Also Archbishop of Sydney since 1933; died in office.
1959 1966 Hugh Gough, Archbishop of Sydney Also Archbishop of Sydney since 1959.
1966 1971 Philip Strong, Archbishop of Brisbane Also Archbishop of Brisbane since 1962.
1971 1977 Sir Frank Woods, Archbishop of Melbourne Also Archbishop of Melbourne since 1957; knighted in 1972.
1977 1982 Sir Marcus Loane, Archbishop of Sydney Also Archbishop of Sydney since 1964; knighted in 1974.
1982 1989 Sir John Grindrod, Archbishop of Brisbane Also Archbishop of Brisbane since 1980; knighted in 1982.
1989 1999 Keith Rayner, Archbishop of Melbourne Also Archbishop of Melbourne since 1990.
1999 2004 Peter Carnley, Archbishop of Perth Also Archbishop of Perth since 1981.
2004 4 July 2014[1] Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop of Brisbane Also Archbishop of Brisbane since 2002
4 July 2014[1] onwards Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne Also Archbishop of Melbourne.

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