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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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Articles by Michael

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Antique silver ceremonial trowel returned to our Diocese

“The staff at St Martin’s House reception received a pleasant surprise in late March when a small, but special, piece of our history was returned to our Diocese. A silver ceremonial trowel, housed in a simple wooden box, is linked to an important part of Maryborough’s history,” says Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers

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Cathedral foundation stone: celebrating 120 years

“Hearing of the forthcoming visit to Australia by the then Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary), Bishop Webber arranged for the royal couple to attend the ceremonial laying of our Cathedral’s foundation stone,” says Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers

St Martin's War Memorial Hospital plan, as submitted by architect Lange Powell April 1920 (original image held by Records and Archives Centre, ACSQ)
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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

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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