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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

War-time chaplain The Rev'd Edwards described in his diary only being able to secure a horse for his personal use in September 1916. Before that he had to borrow one when he could (Image courtesy of the Records and Archives Centre – ACSQ)
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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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Mother Emma’s Day

“Mother Emma was renowned for her love of children and her gentle nature, and was considered a bastion of calmness and serenity, although underneath that exterior…was a strength and determination to face challenges and expand the Society of the Sacred Advent and its reach,” says Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb on Mother Emma Crawford SSA, who is commemorated in the Lectionary on 9 March

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Three deeds of Bishop Stone-Wigg

“It is a fitting time to acknowledge a man with a poor bodily constitution, but a mighty and priestly spirit,” says Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb of Bishop Stone-Wigg and his unique contributions to our Diocese