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Who was ‘The Blessed’ Bishop John Oliver Feetham?

“In 1961, the Diocese of North Queensland decided to commemorate a man who, though he had died 14 years earlier, loomed large in the Anglican community in that region…He came to be known as ‘The Blessed’ John Oliver Feetham…and is commemorated on 15 September each year in A Prayer Book for Australia. His remarkable life and connection to our Diocese are certainly worth commemorating,” says Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb

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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

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


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


Honours and awards for the Diocese

Four people from the Anglican Church Southern Queensland received Queen’s Birthday Honours recently, while a major property redevelopment with Holy Trinity, Fortitude Valley picked up a major architectural gong