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Featured Photo for November 1999

The Thomas Joseph Byrnes Memorial at the Toowong Cemetery in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  Photograph taken in 1999 by [peace@kewl.com.au].  Note:  Unauthorized use of this photograph without permission from the photographer is strictly prohibited.

About the monument:

The inscription on the monument reads:

Sacred
to
the memory of
THE HONOURABLE
THOMAS JOSEPH BYRNES
CHIEF SECRETARY PRIME MINISTER
and ATTORNEY GENERAL OF QUEENSLAND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
27th SEP 1898 AGED 37 YEARS

The memorial also commemorates his family:

Beloved Sister
MATILDA MARGARET MOLONEY
died 27th May 1922

and

ANNIE BYRNES
died 7th October 1928

MICHAEL VINCENT BYRNES
(couldn't read date)

and

ELIZABETH McGREIVY
Wife of John
departed this life
20th November 1948

Unfortunately the long inscription on the front of the monument is barely readable.

 

 

 

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