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This large statue was found atop a grave at Waverley Cemetery in Sydney, Australia.

The white marble was carved during the late 1800s and is now partly covered with vines and moss.

The statue contains a number of symbolic carvings:

  • Anchor – steadfast hope
  • Finger pointing upward – the soul has gone to the heavens
  • Five pointed star – the Epiphany or the star of Jesse or Jacob, heavenly wisdom
  • Sheaf of wheat – longevity and fruitfulness. It denotes that one has lived a long and fruitful life.

Statues & Such – May 2010
Sculpture – Jun 2010
Australiana Challenges – Jun 2010
The World As We See It – Aug 2011

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago

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  • Thanks Julie.

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Nicely photographed and plenty of interesting information, well done Michael!

  • Thanks for your comments Trish.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Nice shot Mike. That’s a brilliant statue.

  • Thanks for the comment and fave Michael.

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    ROUBLE RUSTover 4 years ago

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  • Thanks heaps for the feature!

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  • Kim Slater
    Kim Slaterover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Kim!

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  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Marie. I am thrilled!

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  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 4 years ago

    A great ‘Statues’ image Michael.

  • Thanks Mike!

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  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 4 years ago

    This sure is a large statue Michael and you have captured it very well may I add.

  • Thank you Ralph.

    – Michael John

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thanks Trish

    – Michael John

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