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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

Former Diocesan Treasurer Ken Addison and volunteer Glenda Murrell in the Records and Archives Centre in 2014

The Records and Archives Centre’s continuing mission: chronicling our history

Find out what the Records and Archives Centre team has been up to recently, including developing historical online tours, stumbling across interesting stories while indexing former Diocesan print publications and researching St Luke’s Anglican Church, a former mission church on Brisbane’s Charlotte Street


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


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


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