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The marble tablet commemorates Walter Horatio Wilson's contributions to the foundation of St Thomas` Anglican Church. 

Walter Wilson became Postmaster General in the first Griffith ministry. He was also an important moving force in the musical life of early Brisbane, not least as a composer. In 1881, he founded the Brisbane Musical Union, became President of the Liedertafel and was organist and choirmaster at St Thomas’ for 12 years. His repertoire included his own anthems, “O
how amiable are Thy Dwellings”
and “Teach me Thy Way”.

Special interest was lent to the morning service at St. Thomas's, Toowong, yesterday, by the fact that a memorial tablet -which had been placed in the church by a few friends and admirers of the late Hon. W. H. Wilson, M.L.C.-was to be unveiled. The late Mr. Wilson, who at various times held the portfolios of Postmaster -General, Minister of Education, and Attorney-General of Queensland, had been an energetic Church worker and a staunch member of St. Thomas's Church since its inception. The honour of performing the ceremony had been intrusted to the Rev. Thomas Jones, an old friend of the deceased, and the visiting clergyman to Toowong prior to the establishment of a church there. A large congregation was present. 
The Brisbane Courier (Qld),  25 May 1903.



Address:67 High Street, St Thomas Church, Toowong, 4066
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.487625
Long: 152.990225
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 24th May, 1903
Front Inscription

                        In Memory of
                            the Hon.
                  Walter Horatio Nelson
                      C.M.G., M.L. C.,
     For over ten years a Minister of the Crown
                        in this State 
Principally remembered in this Parish as one of
      the Founders of St Thomas's Church
He died on the 28th day of February,1902, deeply
 regretted by all the friends who erected this memorial 
           and by all who knew him 


Source: MA, QHR
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