Bishop George HalfordPrint Page
The Bush Brotherhood was a group of Anglican religious orders providing itinerant priests to minister to sparsely-settled rural districts in Australia. Halford emigrated to Australia to become the head of the St Andrew's Bush brotherhood in 1897 and then Archdeacon of Mitchell, Queensland, where he remained until becoming the Bishop of Rockhampton. In 1935 he was appointed canon missioner of the diocese of Brisbane. His supporter J. H. F. Fairfax bought him a house at Wilston, where Halford conducted a legendary ministry to men and boys. He died on 27 August 1948 at Grange, Brisbane, and was cremated.
|Address:||Lovedale & Inglis Streets, St Alban's Anglican Church, Bishop Halford Institute, Wilston, 4051|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.429474|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 14th August, 1957|
A. M. D. G.
This Youth And Community Centre Commemorates
The Diamond Jubilee Of The Bush Brotherhood
And In Memory Of
GEORGE DOWGLASS HALFORD (Bishop)
This Plaque Was Set By
The Governor-General Of Australia
His Excellency Field-Marshal Sir William Slim
G.C.B. G.C.M.G. G.C.V.O. G.B.E. D.S.O. M.C.
On The 14th August 1957.
REGINALD, Archbishop of Brisbane
Theo. C. Kernke Rector.