03 July 2010

Costume Display Case - July/August Display

Celebrating the Anglican Diocese of North West Australia's Centenary
The Anglican Church of North West Australia is the largest land-mass Diocese in the world, covering 2 million sq km. The Diocese extends north from Dongara to the Northern Territory border and east to the borders of South Australia and the Northern Territory. The Diocese was formed on 4 July 1910 when Bishop Trower was enthroned.
Within the Diocese are 18 parishes, one of which is Greenough. The Parish of Greenough was formed in 1864 with the appointment of George R. Howard as the first Rector.
The first Bishop - Gerard Trower (1910-1927)
[photo courtesy of Anglican Diocese of North West Australia]

In commemoration of this event a display has been set up in the Costume Display case. Included in the display are two sets of clothing (day and evening wear) worn by Bishop Trower; the altar cross from St James' Church, South Greenough (the oldest surviving church in the Diocese); an "Illustrated Family Bible" from 1838 which belonged to Rev Howard; and some shingle from the roof of Christ Church, Geraldton (demolished 1962).