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…

From The Secretary, ago
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…

From The Garland Collection, ago
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…

From The Secretary, ago
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…

From The Secretary, ago
Formative Years

Easter with the artillerymen

ABOVE: Western Australia’s volunteers marching along High Street, Fremantle, on 2 February 1900 on their way to board the transport, “Surrey”, waiting at the Fremantle docks. A crowd of some 30,000 people watched this procession of 125 men, aged between 20 and 34 years of age, and of all ranks. The Second (Mounted Infantry) Contingent arrived at Cape Town on 24 February 1900 and returned to Fremantle on 8 December 1900. Ten months earlier some of the volunteers who would be on that Read more…

From The Secretary, ago
Formative Years

Church work, WA

ABOVE: Canon Garland as he looked in the late 1890s…a cleric who was tasked with travelling interminable miles, criss-crossing the far-flung reaches of the Diocese of Perth as a missioner and organiser of fledgling Church of England parishes on behalf of the Archbishop.   Church work in WA: 1897   CHURCH WORK,- The Rev. D. Garland [ David John Garland ], Bishop’s chaplain, visited Albany to conduct the services at St. John’s Church on Sunday. He informed a representative Read more…

From The Secretary, ago