Canon Garland Place unveiled

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Image of Canon Garland Place storyboard being officially unveiled.

ABOVE: The Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Graham Quirk, congratulates CGMS Vice-President, Ross Hielscher, after the official unveiling of the Canon Garland Place storyboard, adjacent to The Stone of Remembrance and The Cross of Sacrifice in Toowong Cemetery, on the morning of Thursday, 5 November 2015. Looking on (at right) is Chairman of the Public and Active Transport Committee and Toowong Ward representative, Councillor Peter Matic, and beside Ross Hielscher is Councillor Krista Adams, Chairman of the Brisbane Lifestyle Committee and Wishart Ward representative. Camera crews from National Nine News, Seven News, Ten News and the ABC-TV attended the media event.

ATTENTION NEWSROOMS:

Council continues to honour ANZAC heroes

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today unveil two major commemorative projects that honour Australia’s fallen war heroes ahead of Remembrance Day.

A new lawn at Toowong Cemetery will be opened and officially named after the ‘architect of ANZAC Day’, Canon David Garland.

Canon David Garland was the driving force behind ANZAC Day traditions and was responsible for creating the first ANZAC Day Service in 1916 as well as the ANZAC Badge that was sold to pay for the upkeep of soldier’s graves.

Cr Quirk will also unveil 94 new street signs that will feature the symbolic Rising Sun badge as a part of the Streets of Remembrance project.

The Streets of Remembrance project will serve to acknowledge the historical significance of street names such as Anzac, Birdwood, Gallipoli, Lone Pine, Monash, Heliopolis and Lemnos.

The Rising Sun badge has become an integral part of the digger tradition and the badge’s distinctive shape is commonly identified with the spirit of ANZAC

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Thanks,
Media Adviser
Office of the Lord Mayor
Brisbane City Council
Level 1, City Hall, King George Square
Brisbane QLD 4000

ABOVE: From left, Councillor Krista Adams, Brisbane Lord Mayor Councillor Graham Quirk and Councillor Peter Matic, front a press conference called to publicly unveil Canon Garland Place at Toowong Cemetery on Thursday morning, 5 November 2015.