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Michael Rogers

Diocesan Archivist

Michael Rogers

About Michael -

Michael Rogers is the Diocesan Archivist and is based at the Records and Archives Centre, Church House, Brisbane. He has a Graduate Diploma in Archives Administration from the UNSW, and is a professional member of the Australian Society of Archivists.

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The history and origins of St Martin’s House and Pyrmont Private Hospital

“Today, St Martin’s House still serves a vital role for the Cathedral and our wider Diocesan community. Its role as a hospital ceased in 1971, and after much debate about its future, it was renovated and is now used as office space for our Archbishop, Regional Bishops and clergy and staff for the Cathedral and various Commissions. However, there are still some mysteries that my research is yet to solve,” says Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers

Boggo Pilot in military uniform in circa 1943 in the Torres Strait (Image provided to author and published with the permission of Canon Boggo's son, Samuel Pilot)

Canon Boggo Pilot: war-time army corporal and Torres Strait Islander missionary priest

“Canon Boggo Pilot continues to be remembered today for his courage, brilliance, missionary zeal, pastoral heart, joyful spirit, vision, work ethic and commitment to preserving his people’s culture,” says Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers, as the 150th anniversary of The Coming of the Light approaches


Eliza Tritton OBE

Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers tells us about energetic philanthropist Eliza Tritton OBE who contributed much to our Diocese and to the wider Brisbane community