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

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…

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 Read more…

Formative Years

Prayers for a new nation

SERVICE IN THE CATHEDRAL. THE intercession service held in St. George’s Cathedral [ on 1 January 1901 ] was attended by a large congregation, despite the earliness of the hour, a quarter past nine. Among those present were His Excellency the Administrator [ Alexander Campbell Onslow ], Lady Onslow [ Madeline Emma Onslow, neé Loftus ] and Miss Onslow, Mr. Justice Stone [ Edward Albert Stone ], Mr. H.B. Lefroy (Minister of Mines) [ Henry Read more…

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 ] as a canon of the Cathedral, to which he was appointed by the Bishop of Perth, in succession to the late Rev. Canon Sweeting, was performed by the Read more…

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 Memorial Image No. P04182.001.   THE MOUNTED INFANTRY CONTINGENT. CHURCH PARADE.   THE church parade at Karrakatta yesterday [ 21 January 1900 ] was made Read more…