Sorrento cemetery, on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula, seems to be a mecca for unusual headstones/graves.
Here is a glass headstone for Peter Julian Ryan 1937-1999.
Poetic thoughts are inscribed on the glass and details of Peter are on the actual grave.
He is described as "a loving and generous husband and father.
A great visionary with the courage to achieve his ambitions."
Sadly I can't trace any details of his life.
Here is a close up of the glass feature.
The words inscribed are a little difficult to read, but here are some:
Those who walk the road together
Knowing there is life hereafter
Give universal care and loving
Believing parents with clear vision
See the light of God's mansion...
Then there is this headstone, with no clearly marked grave.
Engla Marice Dobree
Sweet as a rose
now in the hands
of the Creator
Again, I cannot trace any life details.
Finally, there is this oddity.
And there is quite a wealth of information on this lady - Sandra Bardas (5.10.1941-27.12.2007)
The Age printed a glowing tribute HERE to her tireless efforts encouraging indigenous Australians to achieve educational success.
(Sandra was awarded an OAM in 2004)
When Sandra died, her husband David discovered boxes of negatives documenting decades of street art - French, Italian, American and Australian street art captured over 40 years of travelling - another of Sandra's passions. For details see The Melbourne Review.
Sandra herself was an artist and co-founded Appleton Street Studios in inner suburban Melbourne at Richmond.
Some of her art may be seen HERE!
In memory of her work, each year a studio space at Appleton is awarded to a young, emerging artist + $5,000 for art materials.
Further, in 1983, she was a founder of Worawa Aboriginal College at Healesville - in the Yarra Valley north of Melbourne.
The school honours her with the Sandra Bardas Art Galley which showcases students' works and the works of their communities.
A lingering legacy
A life still living
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