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The Late Mr. Justice Lutwyche.
A LARGE monumental cross of very chaste design has recently been erected by his widow in memory of the late Justice Lutwyche, the first Judge of the Supreme Court when this
colony was separated from New South Wales in 1859, and who may be said to have almost "died in harness" in 1880. The monument is well worthy of inspection, as it requires to be closely looked at before the delicate chiselling on the hard whitish pink and black granite can be appreciated. The basement is of rough hewn Aberdeen granite nrmly bedded in the ground, and from this block the cross rises at the height of about lft, the cross itself being Bft. 6in. high. It is of the Maltese shabe, ' beautifully polishedand richly ornamented with
many lines of circles and segments of circles in geometrical proportion*, linely U-acod by tho band of the sculptor. We learn that this design was selected by the late Judge some time before his decease, and it is almost a/urniiniln of a cross tliat was chosen by her Majesty as a memorial of the lute Lady Mary Stanley. The cross is placed at the head of the vault in which the remains of the Judge arc interred, and a plot of ground 20ft. square Las been laid out aud ornamented with evergreens and Howers. The whole plot is surrounded by an iron «croll work railing of good design, and fixed in a foundation of Murphy's Creek stone, lft. square. The inscription on the memorial is placed on the face of the stone below the cross, and fronting the baptistry of the pretty cliurch in the village of Lutwyche, in which the late Judge took so great an interest. It reads :— " Here lies all that could die of Alfred James Peter Lutwyche, the first Judge of the Supreme Court of this colony. Born Feb ruary 2G, 1810. Passed away June 12, 1880. 4 Yet in my flesh ahull I see God/ This memorial cross was erected by his affectionate wife, Jane Lutwyche." The sculptor is Mr. Legge, of Aberdeen, and tho weight of the granite (two pieces) is 3 tons. The work of removing the stone from the wharf, the placing of it in position, and the erection of the iron railing and foundation has been carried out by Messrs. Davidson and Son, the total coi3t being about £200.