17th Feb 2019

Guest Speaker:  Peter Collins – former Honorary Secretary and Online Curator for the Canon Garland Memorial Society

Who was Canon Garland?

David John Garland (1864–1939) was an Anglican clergyman and a military chaplain in Queensland, Australia.

As senior army camp chaplain in Queensland from 1914 to 1917, Garland experienced the World War I both at home and at the front.

He was one of the originators of the now annual Anzac Day ceremonies. Described as an “overpoweringly energetic with a distinctive flair, if not genius, for organisation”, he played a pivotal role in the Queensland experience of the war, and was a central figure in a variety of committees and organisations established to aid the war effort and support or commemorate serving or returned soldiers.

About Peter Collins

Peter is the former Honorary Secretary and Online Curator for the Canon Garland Memorial Society Incorporated, the tiny team who, since July 2013, agitated for, designed, found the funding for and caused to be built “Canon Garland Memorial — ANZAC Day Origins” in the city’s serenely stunning, Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, Kangaroo Point.

Peter Collins

 

Come along and learn more about the origins of ANZAC Day.

Windsor Chambers | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm