COLQUHOUN gravestone buried in a flood mitigation wall at Albany Creek, now exposed by the March 2022 floods. View from a residential development, across a wall to a watercourse. Note the water in the creek.
Photo: Kindness of Tracey Olivieri FOSBC.
These stones were the two part pedestal perhaps with its plinth on the right. Hopefully the tablet can be recovered at this site. See the marble fascia applied to an inner sandstone core of Janet's stone with the inscription "Also Janet B Lowther Died September 20th 1950, aged 64 years" and the rectangular recess which would have received the extension of the missing tablet . The lower pedestal has the faded inscription:
“So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom”.
The stonemason's label should be on this lower stone. Was it Ernest LOWTHER, master stone mason?
“LOWTHER'S MARBLE WORKS. Monuments, Sculptors, late Petrie’s Bight. 411 Brunswick-st, Valley, Tel 2582, Ernest Lowther, prop.” not to ber confused with Ernest's brother P.J. or father John, all monumental masons.
Ernest was the husband of Janet B. Lowther (née COLQUHOUN).
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