Anzac spirit lives on

IN TIME FOR REVEAL: Works on the granite plinth are almost complete despite setbacks.

DESPITE a small setback, the final works for the memorial for Myrtleford’s Victoria Cross recipient Albert Lowerson, will continue in the coming days ahead of the statue’s unveiling next Thursday.

It was hoped that work would be completed at Memorial Park, the site for the life-size bronze memorial, by the end of March but an issue with the granite plinth delayed progress.

Alpine Shire director assets Charlie Bird said it was a small hiccup that was quickly overcome.

“The original rock that was purchased was the right dimension but the shape was wrong, the top of it was sloped whereas it needed to be flat,” he said.

“It seems like something that could have been avoided but we didn’t actually select the specific rock.

“We had two shire staff visit the quarry in Heathcote to confirm the color of the stone to make sure it was the same as the other monuments in Memorial Park but that was all.

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