Yeah, there’s some crazy stuff in cemeteries…I’m still looking for the nutjob who has inscribed on his slate: ‘so and so,’ “Founder of Europe,” or “Moon Princess.” There’s one guy in the States that had his stone carved ahead of time, had a fund established for its maintenance in case it was defaced, and prepared press-releases for when he died. It basically was an open letter carved in stone to his son that claimed since the son had stolen money from him [clearly not all of it], he would never forgive him and wished him the very worst life had to offer, sic. or something to that effect.
I think the family was actually Scottish, or something. Brisbane was a penal colony (remember the Simpsons: ‘Lisa! It says here that Australia was founded by convicts–watch your purse!’) and he was governor during its founding…I believe? He didn’t really found the city, the river, etc. It was a man called Oxley? I’m just trying to remember what I read off that link…so this gravestone plaque is a bit false, but it sounds cooler (and therefore attracts more attention to this neglected cemetery) than saying biological mother of the namesake of Brisbane River and city in Queensland, Australia.