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Adrian  Gibb

Archives Researcher, Anglican Church Southern Queensland

Adrian Gibb

About Adrian -

Adrian is the Archives Researcher working at the Records and Archives Centre, Church House. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Queensland and has worked in the records/archives industry for well over a decade.

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A Queensland army chaplain’s war-time diary

“Due to a generous donation of records and materials to the Records and Archives Centre, particularly a detailed diary of his time spent at the Front in the First World War, one war-time Chaplain stands out – The Rev’d Canon Cecil Edwards,” says Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb

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Oodgeroo Noonuccal: contributions to our Diocese

In the course of indexing the Brisbane Diocesan Newsletter, a photograph of a former Archbishop of Brisbane standing next to one of the most prominent First Nation poets of the 20th century sparked a Records and Archives investigation into the connections between Oodgeroo Noonuccal and St Mark’s Church, Dunwich on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Frank Coaldrake at a Sunday School Teacher training course – 1948 (Sourced from Japan From War to Peace: The Coaldrake Records 1939-1956 by Bill Coaldrake)

From Australia to post-War Japan and back: the extraordinary life of Canon Frank Coaldrake

Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb tells us about the ground-breaking work that Canon Frank Coaldrake carried out locally and oversees, including his advocacy for First Nations peoples and those threatened with eviction, his post-war missionary work in Japan and his dedication to ecumenism


New Guinea Martyrs: discoveries

While processing boxes of documents that landed at the Archives Centre from Archbishop Philip Strong’s own records, precious items relating to the Martyrs of New Guinea were discovered


A man’s best friend

Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb explores the mystery surrounding the tragic death of adventurer and Bush Brother, The Rev’d Felix Albert Fernau