The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Sawyer, Right Rev. William Collinson
Sawyer, Right Rev. William Collinson, D.D., first Bishop of Grafton and Armidale, N.S.W., was born in 1831, and consecrated Bishop of Grafton and Armidale in Feb. 1867. He had only assumed charge of the diocese for about three months, when he was drowned, with his son and servant, in attempting to cross the Clarence river in a boat, after conducting service on Sunday, March 15th, 1868.