SOUTH HEAD CEMETERY.
A public memorial to the late Sir Walter Davidson has been erected in the South Head Cemetery, under the supervision of the Insti- tute of Architects, to a design by the late Mr. H. C. Day, which was approved by Dame Margaret Davidson.
As will be seen by the photograph of the model appearing in another column, the memorial in its main characteristics follows the design of the world-famous Celtic Cross in the historic burial ground of Clonmacnoise, Ireland. It has not the elaborate carving of the original cross, but the reason for that is that the cost would have exceeded £2500, and Dame Margaret Davidson expressed the view that the spending of so much money would be out of harmony with the simple tastes of
The monument will be unveiled on Wedn- nesday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock by the Governor, Sir Dudley de Chair, and addresses will be delivered by the Premier (Mr. Lang) and the Lord Mayor, as chairman of the
The inscription on the monument reads as follows:—"This Cross was erected by the people of New South Wales in grateful memory to Sir Walter Edward Davidson, K.C.M.G., born 1859, County Down, Ireland, died at Government House, Sydney, 16th Sep- tember, 1923, whilst Governor of this State, Governor of Seychelles Islands, 1904-1912; Newfoundland, 1913-17; New South Wales, 1917-23 , Knight of Grace of St. John of Jerusalem. He walked worthy of the vocation
to which he was called."
No private invitations have been issued by the memorial committee to the unveiling cere- mony owing to the fact that the monument has been erected by public subscriptions collected from all parts of New South Wales. The unveiling ceremony will be open to the