AU AU-MTC 051/13
- 1952 (Creation)
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1 sword with wooden sheath and handle, covered in blue and white glass beads.
Name of creator
Bishop George Alexander Chambers (b. 1877) was a student at Moore College in 1901-1902. In 1901 he was ordained Deacon, and Priest in 1902. From 1904-1911 he was Vice-Principal of the College, acting Principal in 1908-1909, and 1920-1921, and a Trustee of Thomas Moore's Estate 1922-1927. From 191-1927 Chambers was Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Dulwich Hill, in which time he was instrumental in the foundation of Trinity Grammar School where he was a Warden from 1913-1927. In 1927, Chambers was appointed Bishop of Central Tanganyika, a position he held for 20 years until 1947. Following his retirement in 1947, Bishop Chambers took up the role of Chaplain to the British Embassy in Paris until 1955.
Donated by Mrs Winifred Chambers in 1972
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Scope and content
Ceremonial sword given to G.A. Chambers' when he returned to Tanzania in 1952 to celebrate the silver jubilee of the Diocese. It represented the fact that he had "cut through" difficulties.
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Open access, with careful supervision