Formative Years

Archdeacon Garland’s resignation

ABOVE: The Queensland Bibles in State Schools League committee group shot for 1908. The Reverend Canon David Garland, now without a parish, a rectory or a stipend, is standing in the middle of the back row. This Royal Studio (Brisbane) photo appeared on page 12 of “The Brisbane Courier” of 10 October 1908. According to the organisation’s newsletter, “Advocate” (edited by Canon Garland), the Committee comprised: President, the Church of England Archbishop of Brisbane [ Read more…

By The Garland Collection, ago
Foundations of ANZAC Day

Barambah enlists

HALF-CASTE RECRUITS. MURGON, May 14.– Chaplain Lieut.-Colonel Garland [ David John Garland ], accompanied by Mr. J.W. Bleakley [ John William Bleakley ], Chief Protector of Aboriginals, and Recruiting Sergeants Saville, Foster and Jones, visited the Barambah Aboriginal settlement today for the purpose of recruiting half-castes [sic] as reinforcements for the Australian Imperial Forces. A number of the half-castes [sic] are at present away on contract labour, otherwise the results would have been much better. The boys [sic], however, Read more…

By The Garland Collection, ago
'Nothing is Too Good for Our Soldiers.'

‘Australia Asleep’

CANON GARLAND ON THE DANGER OF INGRATITUDE. SOME vigorous remarks on the result of the recent conscription poll, and lessons arising there from were made by Canon Garland [ David John Garland ] in the course of a sermon preached in [ Brisbane’s ] St. John’s Cathedral, city, last night [ 3 December 1916 ]. The occasion was Advent Sunday. Speaking from the words, “Now it is high time to awaken out of sleep” (Romans 13—11), Read more…

By The Garland Collection, ago
Formative Years

Charters Towers induction

THE induction of the Rev. David J. Garland [ David John Garland ], a Canon of the church in Western Australia, as a Canon of St. James’ Cathedral, Townsville, on the nomination of his Lordship, Bishop Frodsham [ George Horsfall Frodsham ], took place in the [ St James’s ] Cathedral last night [ 16 December 1902 ], and, apart from its devotional aspect, was a most interesting ceremony (says to-day’s “Bulletin”). Canon Garland had Read more…

St Barnabas' Church Years

New Russian church

THE Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, which was erected by the Russian community of Brisbane about nine months ago, to replace a small wooden building that had served them as a church for some years, will be officially opened and consecrated by the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia ( the Reverend Timotheus Evangelinidis ) tomorrow [ 4 October 1936 ]. He will be assisted in the service by the Parish Priest of Read more…

Formative Years

The Pectoral Cross journey

I am very pleased to have this opportunity to introduce you to the Pectoral Cross presented to my Great-Uncle, the Reverend Canon David Garland [ David John Garland ]. I send it to you in Brisbane with a sense of enormous joy that, after almost 80 years it returns, for a short visit, to the community which Canon Garland valued and loved so much. The significance which we each place on this remarkable relic draws Read more…

By Peter Collins, ago