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ANZAC Day at Cairo

ANZAC Day in Cairo. AUSTRALIANS in Cairo were provided an opportunity of observing ANZAC Day much to their satisfaction. A number of soldiers came down the line and were given board and lodging, free of cost, at the Australian Soldiers’ Club for three days. On ANZAC morning [ 25 April 1919 Read more…

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Riverboat on the Nile

ABOVE: A fleet of house-boats tied up along a Nile River landing at Cairo in about 1915. In July 1918 Canon Garland sought to buy one of these vessels with money raised through the “Lavender Day Appeal” by The Anzac Club, located inside St Luke’s Church, Charlotte Street, Brisbane. The boat was Read more…

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Soldiers' Help Society

SOLDIERS’ HELP SOCIETY.   THE regular meeting of the Soldiers’ Church of England Help Society was held in The ANZAC Club on Tuesday afternoon [ 12 March 1918 ]. Mrs. W.H. Campbell [ Mary Simmonds Campbell, neé Powell ] presided, and Bishop Le Fanu (acting director) [ Henry Frewen Le Fanu ] Read more…

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Church on the frontline

ABOVE: A humorous take on what would have been a terrifying event, this cartoon appeared on the front page of the August 1917 issue the Church of England’s “The Church Army Review”. The caption read: “A Church Army Recreation Hut demolished by Shell-Fire”.   AT THE FRONT. THE WORK OF THE CHURCH. LECTURE Read more…

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