Cross of Sacrifice unveiling plans

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THE joint honorary secretaries of the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Canon David J. Garland and Captain E.R.B. Pike) [ David John Garland and Eustace Royston Baum Pike ] have been advised that the Governor-General (Lord Forster)[ Sir Henry William Forster ] has approved the draft programme for the unveiling and dedication the Cross of Sacrifice and Stone of Remembrance at Toowong Cemetery.
The ceremony will therefore definitely commence at 9 a.m.
Advice has also been received from the Defence Department that His Excellency will be very pleased to take the salute at the march of the returned soldiers, which will take place at 2 o’clock.
The Minister for Public Instruction (Hon. J. Huxham) [ John Saunders Huxham ] has approved that suitable reference be made to ANZAC Day in the school paper for senior and intermittent classes published in March, also that in cases where the headteachers require assistance, competent visiting speakers selected by the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee may address pupils during Thursday, April 24.
The schools will be closed on ANZAC Day.

— from page 8 of “The Telegraph” of 19 March 1924.

ABOVE: His Excellency the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Henry William Forster (Lord Forster), with the Archbishop of Brisbane (Dr. Gerald Sharp) looking on, officially pulls away a Union Jack
to reveal The Cross of Sacrifice at the Toowong Cemetery on the morning of ANZAC Day 1924. Photo courtesy of Picture Queensland, State Library of Queensland.