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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

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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

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Oodgeroo Noonuccal: contributions to our Diocese

In the course of indexing the Brisbane Diocesan Newsletter, a photograph of a former Archbishop of Brisbane standing next to one of the most prominent First Nation poets of the 20th century sparked a Records and Archives investigation into the connections between Oodgeroo Noonuccal and St Mark’s Church, Dunwich on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)