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05-November-2015
05-November-2015

Photographs supplied by Ian Bevege

Two stained glass windows in the Chancel of the Cathedral commemorate Cecil Eric Smith, who was the Registrar of the Diocese of North Queensland from 1926 to 1972.

In the first window the Gothic top contains “the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments” while in the main panel may be seen “the sword and scales of justice”.  Imposed upon this sword is the Holy Bible, upon which oaths are sworn. The judicial wig alludes to the traditional office of Chancellor.

In the second window the Gothic head panel depicts the owl, symbol of wisdom, and in the main panel may be seen the early Christian ‘fish” symbols and the Greek letters alpha and omega – the beginning and the end – representing the Almighty. Also included are symbols of the Holy Eucharist and finally the shell, one of the emblems of St. James.

The memorial inscription plate, containing the abbreviation A.M.D.G. (to the greater glory of God) is at the base of each of the windows.

Location

Address:36 Cleveland Terrace, St James Cathedral , Townsville, 4810
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.255459
Long: 146.816488
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1926
Approx. Event End Date:1972
Monument Designer:Oliver Cowley

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1976
Front Inscription

A.M.D.G. 

and in memory of Cecil Eric Smith

Source: MA
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