At the Front

The Pectoral Cross

IN 1920 the Reverend Canon David John Garland was conferred the Order of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the form of a small, gold cross. In 1940 this priceless liturgical accessory, containing a holy relic, was bequeathed to a member of Canon Garland’s extended family in England. Every Read more…

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Consolidating the Tradition

Anzac Day 2018 at Windsor

Anzac ‘spirit burns brighter, year by year’ – Trevor Evans MP THE Hon. Tim Nicholls MP, Member for Clayfield; Cr David McLachlan, Councillor for Hamilton Ward; Cr Andrew Wines, Councillor for Enoggera Ward; Distinguished guests, Returned veterans, Service Men and Women, Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, May I acknowledge the traditional Read more…

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Formative Years

Anzac Day 2017 at Windsor

[ Every year since Brisbane’s Windsor War Memorial was officially unveiled on Anzac Day 1925, a kaleidoscope of State Governors, community and civic leaders, military representatives, Ministers of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, Members of the House of Representatives, Senators and Ministers of the Commonwealth Government have taken their turn at delivering Read more…

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The ANZAC Day Accolades

Senator Moore on Garland

SENATE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE: Senator for Queensland, Senator Claire Moore. 21:14h, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 Senator MOORE (Queensland) (21:14): This Friday, at Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park in Brisbane, there will be a ceremony to honour the work of Canon David John Garland, an energetic Dublin-born Orangeman who became known as “the architect Read more…

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The ANZAC Day Accolades

ANZAC Day significance

ABOVE: The newly-completed Stone of Remembrance and Cross of Sacrifice at Brisbane’s Toowong Cemetery in 1924. The graves of some 300 former First AIF personnel are located near this corner of the cemetery, which is in the Federal electorate of Ryan, itself named after former Queensland Premier and Queensland Anzac Day Commemoration Read more…

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