Photograph depicting the foundation stone laid by Lady Stanley in November 1916, in 2019.
Born Margaret Evelyn Evans Gordon, she married Arthur Lyulph Stanley, 5th Baron of Alderley, in 1905. Appointed K.C.M.G. in 1914, Sir Arthur served as Governor of Victoria from 1914-20. Lady Stanley became the first President of the Australian Red Cross, Victoria, in 1914.
The trowel (see item 2074) used for the laying of the stone was gifted to Lady Stanley and ended up in Toronto, Canada, where one of her daughters, Victoria was living. The trowel was donated to the Mission in 2019.
A picture of the stone can be seen on the article of the Leader dating from Saturday 25 November 1916, page 25.
Inscriptions & Markings
missing "Greater Glory of God
..is Stone was laid by
The Honourable Lady Stanley
November 14th 1916"
Walter R. Butler F.R.I.B.A. Architect
A.B. Robertson Builder