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Charles John Abraham

1814–1903

Clergyman and teacher. Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge, 1837–50. Ordained deacon, 1837; priest, 1838. Master at Eton, 1839–49. Went to New Zealand in 1850. Worked in education and for George Augustus Selwyn, bishop of New Zealand. Became first bishop of Wellington in 1858. Encouraged Maori participation in church government; during the Maori war of 1860, urged fair treatment of the native population. Returned to England in 1868 and resigned his see in 1870. Took a leading part in founding Selwyn College, Cambridge, in 1882.

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