Formative Years

Easter with the artillerymen

ABOVE: Western Australia’s volunteers marching along High Street, Fremantle, on 2 February 1900 on their way to board the transport, “Surrey”, waiting at the Fremantle docks. A crowd of some 30,000 people watched this procession of 125 men, aged between 20 and 34 years of age, and of all ranks. The Second (Mounted Infantry) Read more…

From The Secretary, ago
Formative Years

Church work, WA

ABOVE: Canon Garland as he looked in the late 1890s…a cleric who was tasked with travelling interminable miles, criss-crossing the far-flung reaches of the Diocese of Perth as a missioner and organiser of fledgling Church of England parishes on behalf of the Archbishop.   Church work in WA: 1897   CHURCH WORK,- The Rev. Read more…

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Formative Years

The Northam years

  THE ANGLICAN SYNOD. FIRST DAY – MONDAY. At the opening of the [ Church of England Diocese of Perth ] Synod, the Bishop [ Henry Hutton Parry ] delivered the following address: “MY BRETHREN OF THE CLERGY AND THE LAITY,– During the past year we have had several changes in our Read more…

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Formative Years

Leaving Laidley

DEPARTURE OF THE REV. D. J. GARLAND FROM LAIDLEY. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] THE Rev. D.J. Garland [ David John Garland ] left Laidley for Grafton (New South Wales) last Sunday night [ 28 July 1889 ], by the mail train. Notwithstanding the late hour, some 30 friends met him at the station Read more…

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