'Nothing is Too Good for Our Soldiers.'

Padre Maxwell’s sermon

ANZAC DAY — FOURTEENTH ANNIVERSARY, 1929. St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, 11am. 1. Cor. XV. 54: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “Today Australia kneels, and puts aside All lesser cares — all lesser grief and pride; And every heart keeps solemn tryst with thee And with thy tragic graves — Gallipoli.”* [ *AN EXCERPT FROM BRISBANE AUTHOR, EMILY HEMANS BULCOCK’S 1922 POEM, “IN MEMORIAM”. ] Fellow Soldiers, Brother Anzacs.— Once again we are gathered in Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago
Consolidating the Tradition

Archbishop’s eulogy

Funeral of the Late Canon Garland Canon Garland ‘Essentially A Fighter’, says Archbishop Wand “OF his character I would say that essentially he was a fighter. He was not one of those people who found an easy path through life. “To him the whole world was a battle, a great struggle between right and wrong, and in that warfare there was no place for hesitancy or diffidence. “He had a mind very unlike that of a scholar, Read more…

By The Garland Collection, ago
CGMS Media Releases

Canon Garland Overpass

JOIN the campaign to see the Queenslander who gave Anzac Day to the world prominently honoured in Brisbane’s western suburbs in 2019. In the wake of an E-Petition to the Queensland State Parliament, the Transport and Main Roads Department is considering community-led submissions calling for an official rebadging of the Toowong Cycle and Pedestrian Overpass to “Canon Garland Overpass”. This gesture would reflect positively on the surrounding area’s unique significance as the cradle of the movement which Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago
The ANZAC Day Journey

ANZAC Day No.1

Anzac Meeting. Crowded Exhibition Hall. Stirring Deeds Recalled. A Solemn Incident. ANZAC DAY ended, as it had begun, in sober recognition of the heroic deeds performed in Gallipoli at the cost of so many brave lives; deeds which are a lasting inspiration to the men now – or soon to lie – on the battlefront. The meeting in the Exhibition Hall, which brought the first anniversary observance to a close, was an unqualified success, the big Read more…