The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Dawes, Right Rev. Nathaniel
Dawes, Right Rev. Nathaniel, M.A., Coadjutor Bishop of Brisbane, was born on July 24th, 1843. He was educated at Montpelier College, Brighton, and St. Alban Hall, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. (3rd class in theology) in 1872, and M.A. in 1875. He was ordained deacon in 1871 and priest in 1872, and was curate of St. Peter's, Vauxhall, from 1871 to 1877; evening lecturer at St. Leonard's, Streatham, from 1874 to 1877; vicar of St Mary's, Charterhouse, from 1877 to 1886, in which year he went to Australia, and acted as rector of St Andrew's, in South Brisbane, and Archdeacon of that city. He was consecrated Coadjutor Bishop of Brisbane in Sydney on May 1st, 1889, by the Primate, Dr. Barry, being the first bishop consecrated in Australia.