Formative Years

Troops welcomed home

ABOVE: Men of Western Australia’s second contingent of volunteers to fight in the Boer War receive a rapturous welcome home in St Georges Terrace, Perth, on the afternoon of Saturday, 27 April 1901. This image appeared in “The Western Mail” that evening (page 48). Canon Garland was the men’s chaplain.   BACK Read more…

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Formative Years

'Sanctity of home life'

THE SANCTITY OF HOME LIFE. SERMON BY CANON GARLAND.   IN St. George’s Cathedral [ Perth, Western Australia ] on Sunday night [ 13 January 1901 ] Canon Garland [ David John Garland ] preached on “The Sanctity of Home Life”. After referring at length to the importance of family life Read more…

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Formative Years

Prayers for a new nation

ABOVE: The Earl of Hopetoun, John Adrian Louis – Australia’s inaugural Governor-General – as depicted on page 13 of in Perth’s daily newspaper, “The West Australian”, on 2 January 1901. The previous day – at Perth’s St George’s Cathedral – the congregation prayed for the newly-federated Commonwealth of Australia and its leaders.   SERVICE Read more…

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Formative Years

Collated a canon

ABOVE: The newly-installed canon of Perth’s St George’s Cathedral, David John Garland. This image appeared in Perth’s“The Western Mail” newspaper on 23 June 1900 (page 38).   THE REV. D. J. GARLAND INSTALLED CANON.   At St. George’s Cathedral on Monday afternoon the ceremony of the installation of the Rev. D.J. Garland [ David John Garland ] Read more…

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Formative Years

Church parade, WA

ABOVE: Australian troops marching across a bridge on their way to Fremantle to embark for the Boer War in South Africa. This was a scene very familiar to the newly-ordained Canon David John Garland, a military chaplain to the West Australian contingents to the Boer War. This is Australian War Read more…

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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…

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