Queensland Family History Society Inc

 

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QFHS Calendar Event

Members' Meeting - Canon D. J. Garland, Toowong Cemetery and the origins of Anzac Day. With guest speaker <a href="/{localLink:92579}" title="Hilda Maclean">Dr Hilda Maclean</a>, QFHS.
Starts: 20 Apr 2022 at 7:30 PM
Ends: 20 Apr 2022 at 9:30 PM
Notes: On Anzac Day morning in 1920, Army chaplain David Garland saw a small crowd in Toowong Cemetery placing flowers on soldiers’ graves. He gathered them around him and conducted a simple service. With others, Garland initiated a number of types of observances, which were eventually adopted by the other States. He also commenced a trust to use money raised from Anzac Day badge sales for the care of soldiers’ graves at home and abroad as well as funding the war memorial at Toowong Cemetery. This illustrated talk explores Toowong Cemetery’s place in the history of the commemoration of ANZAC Day.

This will be a hybrid meeting.

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