Formative Years

Four days of questions

FOUR DAYS OF QUESTIONS CANON GARLAND’S ORDEAL. By Telegraph. Special to “Argus”. Wellington, Last night. Rarely does a witness have to submit to such a long and trying ordeal of cross-examinations as was experienced by Canon Garland following his evidence in favour of the Bible-in-Schools Referendum Bill before the Education Committee of the house of Representatives. It concluded yesterday after four eventual days, and the committee now has to prepare its report. Canon Garland’s ordeal Read more…

Formative Years

Rewreathed

ABOVE: An amateur poet penned this ode to the unsuccessful Bibles-in-State-School League campaigner from across the Tasman. It appeared on page five of New Zealand’s “Alexandra Herald and Central Otago Gazette”, on 12 August 1914. A GARLAND RE-WREATHED. [By ’Arry Stottle.] There came a man from a land afar, To raise in our Islands a “holy war”, To stir up strife in a land of peace, And set us squabbling like silly geese To make our happy Read more…

Formative Years

Bound for New Zealand

CANON GARLAND FAREWELL GATHERINGS. CANON Garland [ David John Garland ], who during his residence in Queensland has made his influence felt in the public life of Brisbane, and the State beyond, was tendered a civic farewell yesterday [ 31 July 1912 ], when a member of representative men met in the Town Hall. The Mayor of Brisbane (Alderman A.J. Raymond) [ Alfred John Raymond, pictured above in “Queenslanders As We See ’em, 1916”, published by the Newspaper Read more…

Formative Years

Bibles in State Schools

BIBLE IN STATE SCHOOLS CANON GARLAND’S FAREWELL. A PLEDGE AND A CHALLENGE. AT the pleasant Sunday afternoon service in the Methodist Church, Albert-street, yesterday afternoon [ 21 July 1912 ], the Rev. G.E. Rowe [ George Edwards Rowe ] presiding, an address on the Bible in State School movement was delivered by the Rev. Canon Garland [ David John Garland ]. The Chairman said he had known Canon Garland, the organising secretary of the Bible in State Read more…

Formative Years

Northern missions

ABOVE: Canon Garland, the former Church of England Archdeacon for North Queensland and Rector of Charters Towers Parish, visited the Presbyterian Church-run mission at Mapoon between 29 April and mid-May, 1911. This image depicts the main street of Mapoon, south of the J.G. Ward Memorial Church, as it looked to journalist, Thomas McMahon, in September 1916. This image is from the State Library of Queensland collection. It was copied and digitised from an image appearing in “The Queenslander” Read more…

Formative Years

Archdeacon Garland resigns

ABOVE: This irreverent cartoon of the-then Archdeacon, The Venerable David John Garland, appeared in Brisbane’s “Truth” newspaper, only a few months after Canon Garland had resigned his post at St Paul’s Church, Charters Towers, in northern Queensland. It was not the first or last time that the cleric would be sent up for taking a prominent public position on the issues of his day. This cartoon ran on page 4 of the 24 February 1907 edition of “Truth”. Read more…