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Why the Diocesan shepherd lost his halo

The image of the shepherd as the primary symbol of our Diocese was established when our first Bishop was consecrated in 1859. What many don’t know is that in the mid-1950s, the motif changed from a ‘Good Shepherd’, an image of Christ with a halo, to a simple shepherd representing pastoral care. Why this occurred was considered somewhat a mystery, until now

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Canon Garland: ‘the architect’ of Anzac Day

The Rev’d Canon David Garland has long been regarded as ‘the architect’ of Anzac Day, and is a revered figure in the history of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. In this video, the Anglican Church Southern Queensland honours Canon Garland and explains why he is identified with the national day of remembrance that is Anzac Day. Lest we forget.

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The mysterious photo album of a rebel priest

In 2017 the Society of the Sacred Advent sisters delivered a mysterious photo album to our Records and Archives Centre – with some determined digging, Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb discovered the rebel priest who owned the album