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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Price, Rev. Charles

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Price, Rev. Charles, was born in London on Nov. 21st, 1807. In 1829 he entered Highbury College to study for the ministry of the Congregational Church. He was ordained in 1832, and sailed with his wife for Hobart. He preached in Launceston from August 1832 to Jan. 1833, when he was invited to the charge of Pitt Street Chapel, Sydney. Mr. Price opened this chapel on Feb. 13th, 1833, and became the first minister of this the first church of the Congregational denomination in Australia. After acting for some time as resident minister at Port Stephens, N.S.W., he returned in 1836 to Launceston. Here he accepted the charge of Tamar Street Congregational Chapel, the pulpit of which he occupied till his death in 1891.