At the Front

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…

From The Secretary, ago
At the Front

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…

From The Secretary, ago
At the Front

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…

From The Secretary, ago
At the Front

Church at the Front

CHURCH WORK AT THE FRONT ADDRESS BY CANON GARLAND. The monthly churchmen’s luncheon, under the auspices of the Anglican Social Questions Committee was held at the Bon Ton Cafe, Hay-street, on Friday last, when Canon Garland, of Brisbane, spoke on “What the Church is doing at the front”. Sir Edward Stone, who presided, Read more…

From Peter Collins, ago
At the Front

Off to the Front

CHAPLAIN LIEUTENANT- COLONEL GARLAND. A FAREWELL GATHERING. AT the Coo-ee Cafe yesterday morning [ 12 October 1917 ] occasion was taken to bid farewell to Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel Garland [ David John Garland ], who is shortly leaving Australia on a visit to the troops. Mr A. Leney (Town Clerk of Read more…

From The Secretary, ago