Wednesday, 10 May 2006

Ron Solves Mystery

Admit it, the internets are the best.Ron found out about the weird tomb figures I posted a picture of last week. Ron writes:

I can't believe it: I just received an email from the manager of Waverley Cemetery.

"I haven't had a chance to get down to look at the location to get the number, I am generally familiar with that memorial and from memory I believe the man the memorial commemorates was involved in orphanages/children's homes/education and teaching, hence the addition of the children standing at a table in the form of a book, looking upwards to where the bust should be located.

The monument was vandalised in the 1980's and again in the late 1990's, the bust is now missing its head.
The bust was found some distance from the memorial when we stepped up maintenance in this area in 2001.
We have returned the bust to its location, however it is supposed to be on top of the granite dye and inscription tablet.

Let us know if you need any more information and we can always do a record search for you - basic cost is $14."

Thanks, Ron, you made my day.


Brownie said...

A pox on all cemetery vandals, and Ron - you are a star!
Memorials have various meanings - the only one I can remember at the moment though, is that a column with a broken top shows 'a life cut short too soon'.

Mindy said...

Yay for Ron. One of life's little mysteries solved.

elsewhere said...

Wow! I am all admiration, as Lady C de B would say.

R H said...

I knew a bloke who actually lived for a while in a little pavilion type memorial in East St Kilda cemetary. He slept there.

Good work Ron, I was very interested in this.