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Records and Archives Centre

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Implementation of Records and Archives Centre digitisation plan

Since early 2021, with the advice and guidance of the Records and Archives Committee, I have been implementing a plan to digitise key Records and Archives Centre series. This plan goes beyond the old and interesting records in the collection – although these are being prioritised as well – and includes records that are business-critical to the continued operation of the Church,” says Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers

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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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New Guinea Martyr: The Rev’d John Barge

“As a student at St Francis Theological College, and as a new priest engaged in Curacy at St James’, given responsibility for the daughter church of St Thomas’, North Toowoomba, The Rev’d Barge was remembered by many in our Diocese,” says Archives Researcher, Adrian Gibb

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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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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