CGMS Media Releases

Canon Garland Overpass won!

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 has consented to official rebadge the Toowong Cycle and Pedestrian Overpass to “Canon Garland Overpass” a year after an E-Petition was presented to the Queensland State Parliament. From Wednesday morning, 9 October 2019, this major Queensland Government-constructed and controlled flyover across the Western 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 Peter Collins, ago
Consolidating the Tradition

Archbishop’s eulogy

Funeral of the Late Canon Garland Canon Garland ‘Essentially A Fighter’, says Archbishop Wand “OF his character I would say that essentially he was a fighter. He was not one of those people who found an easy path through life. “To him the whole world was a battle, a great struggle between right and wrong, and in that warfare there was no place for hesitancy or diffidence. “He had a mind very unlike that of a scholar, 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…