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…

From The Secretary, ago
Formative Years

The Northam farewell

Farewell to Canon Garland THE farewell meeting held recently [ Friday evening, 28 February 1902 ] to take leave of Canon Garland [ David John Garland ], who is about to take over charge of St. James’s, Sydney, was well attended. The Hon. C.E. Dempster [ Charles Edward Dempster ] acted as chairman. Very sincere speeches, indicative of the Canon’s good work in the town, were delivered by the chairman, the Hon. G. Throssell [ George Read more…

From The Secretary, ago
Formative Years

Masonic send-off

THE REV. CANON GARLAND. DEPARTURE FOR SYDNEY. GATHERING AT MASONIC CLUB.   A gathering of Freemasons was held at the Masonic Club [ The Grand Lodge of Western Australia, see article below ] on Tuesday, in order to say good-bye to V.W. Bro. [ Very Worshipful Brother ] the Rev. Canon Garland, on the eve of his departure for Sydney. There were about fifty brethren of the fraternity present, and the chair was taken by R.W. Bro. Jolly, Read more…

From The Secretary, ago
Formative Years

Off to Northam

BOUND FOR NORTHAM, WA.   “…I have to report the following many changes: Canon Garland [ David John Garland ], after many years’ hard work at the Church Office, where he managed to put in good order the business of the diocese, has gone to work as Canon Missioner. On his leaving the office, both the Council and the trustees passed hearty votes of thanks. He is, at present, in charge of Northam [ Parish ]…” Read more…

From The Secretary, ago
Formative Years

Registrar's retirement

PRESENTATION TO CANON GARLAND. RECOGNITION OF HIS PAST SERVICE.   THE Rev. Canon Garland [ David John Garland ], who has filled the office of Diocesan Secretary and Registrar for seven years, and who recently relinquished those offices on being appointed organising secretary and Canon Missioner, was on October 10 made the recipient of a handsome address and presentation by a number of prominent citizens, who had taken that opportunity of conveying to the reverend Read more…

From The Secretary, ago
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 FROM THE WAR. RETURN OF MEMBERS OF THE SECOND CONTINGENT.   The members of the Second West Australian Contingent, who arrived at Fremantle in the steamer, “Tongariro”, on Friday, Read more…

From The Secretary, ago