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…

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…

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…

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…

Formative Years

Troops welcomed home

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 [ 26 April 1901 ], were landed at 12 noon on Saturday in the steam tug, “Awhina”, and proceeded direct to Perth there being no time tor a parade at Fremantle. The announcement in “The West Australian” that the returned men of the Second Contingent would arrive from Fremantle Read more…

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 and its bearings upon society, he pointed out that the latter was so dependent on the former that the advancement or degeneration of the State might Read more…