SE2135 : Memorial to Samuel Marsden, Farsley town centre

near to Farsley, Leeds, Great Britain

Memorial to Samuel Marsden, Farsley town centre
Memorial to Samuel Marsden, Farsley town centre
Rev Samuel Marsden, born Farsley 28th July 1764, died Sydney, Australia, 12th May 1838. Samuel Marsden was born on the site of this memorial and received his education for the ministry at Cambridge University. He was appointed chaplain to the settlement in Sydney, and left for Paramatta, New South Wales Australia, in the year 1793. In the year 1814 he equipped his own ship "Active" and landed in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, the first missionary to this land. He preached the first sermon there on Christmas Day of the same year. In the year 1807 the Rev. Samuel Marsden brought from Australia to England the first wool for commercial use; this was stored in a warehouse on this site and afterwards manufactured into cloth by Messrs W. & J. Thompson, at Park Mills, Rawdon. He did much to foster the growing of wool in Australia, and in 1809 took back there five Spanish Merino sheep given him by King George III.
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