Consolidating the Tradition

Anzac Day editorial, 1924

“LEST WE FORGET.” KIPLING’S magic sentence fitly expresses the Australian feeling behind the continued observance of Anzac Day. The public memory is said to be short, and short it is on most matters, but not where the heart is touched so deeply as it is by the story of Gallipoli and all that it stands for. So today, for the eighth year, we are remembering soberly and solemnly, the sacrifices that were made on April Read more…

CGMS Media Releases

Canon Garland Overpass at last!

A COMMUNITY-BASED campaign to honour the memory of the Queenslander who gave ANZAC Day to the world has culminated in the renaming of a bridge at Toowong. The Queensland Transport and Main Roads Department (DTMR) rebadged the Toowong Cycle and Pedestrian Overpass to “Canon Garland Overpass” a year after an e-Petition was presented to the Queensland State Parliament in 2018. It then took until 3 June 2022, however, for standard DTMR signage to finally be affixed to Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago
'Nothing is Too Good for Our Soldiers.'

Padre Maxwell’s sermon

ANZAC DAY — FOURTEENTH ANNIVERSARY, 1929. St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, 11am. 1. Cor. XV. 54: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “Today Australia kneels, and puts aside All lesser cares — all lesser grief and pride; And every heart keeps solemn tryst with thee And with thy tragic graves — Gallipoli.”* [ *AN EXCERPT FROM BRISBANE AUTHOR, EMILY HEMANS BULCOCK’S 1922 POEM, “IN MEMORIAM”. ] Fellow Soldiers, Brother Anzacs.— Once again we are gathered in Read more…

By The Garland Collection, ago
The ANZAC Day Journey

ANZAC Day No.1

Anzac Meeting. Crowded Exhibition Hall. Stirring Deeds Recalled. A Solemn Incident. ANZAC DAY ended, as it had begun, in sober recognition of the heroic deeds performed in Gallipoli at the cost of so many brave lives; deeds which are a lasting inspiration to the men now – or soon to lie – on the battlefront. The meeting in the Exhibition Hall, which brought the first anniversary observance to a close, was an unqualified success, the big Read more…

By The Garland Collection, ago
Foundations of ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day origins

THE CELEBRATION OF ANZAC DAY. A Short History of the great movement in Queensland. QUEENSLAND has taken the lead in the celebration of this day, on which Australia, by the valour of her sons, became entitled through an ordeal of blood, fire and suffering to take her place among the great nations of the world, and to stand on equal terms with those peoples, both past and present, who have given of their best that Read more…

By The Garland Collection, ago