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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)

Frank Coaldrake at a Sunday School Teacher training course – 1948 (Sourced from Japan From War to Peace: The Coaldrake Records 1939-1956 by Bill Coaldrake)

From Australia to post-War Japan and back: the extraordinary life of Canon Frank Coaldrake

Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb tells us about the ground-breaking work that Canon Frank Coaldrake carried out locally and oversees, including his advocacy for First Nations peoples and those threatened with eviction, his post-war missionary work in Japan and his dedication to ecumenism


Words of life for those on the Way

“In my study hangs another reminder of The Southern Cross vessel – the Australian Naval pennant from 1941 when the mission ship was requisitioned during World War II. While The Southern Cross was used mainly for troop and cargo transport, the naval pennant hanging in my study serves as a constant reminder of how we are able to use even the best of things for purposes for which they were never intended,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves


New Guinea Martyrs: discoveries

While processing boxes of documents that landed at the Archives Centre from Archbishop Philip Strong’s own records, precious items relating to the Martyrs of New Guinea were discovered