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Is it possible that cemeteries running out of space?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

When it comes to the topic of death and being laid to rest, it can be a touchy subject for many people. From funeral arrangements to cemetery burials to cremation, the aspects surrounding death can be confronting, but for some they are also comforting. But what would you do if you were wanting to be buried, and we told you that cemeteries in Australia are running out of space? Would that change your mind?   Read More . . .

Pet memorials evolve, but the love for our pets is forever

Monday, February 25, 2019

For centuries humans have been honouring their faithful pets after death. Pet memorials have evolved a lot over the years, ranging from basic to extreme, people have created memorials for their loved pets in a huge variety of ways.   Read More . . .

The Great History of Gravestones

Monday, February 25, 2019

While the topic of gravestones is usually associated with the sadness of losing a treasured loved one, the history of how this important marker came to be is actually quite interesting. 
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New Floating Series Bronze Plaques

Friday, September 21, 2018

Introducing a new range of bronze plaques for cremation ashes placement in a garden or just to use as a memorial in your own yard. These floating plaques offer an alternative to a traditional plaque placed on a granite or concrete base.   Read More . . .

The History of Urns

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A cremation urn otherwise known as a funerary urn or burial urn is a type of vessel. These vessels are commonly used in burials to hold the cremated ashes of a loved one. Throughout history religion has been known to use urns to house vital organs and/or property of a deceased and then place them around the deceased's coffin.   Read More . . .

Advantages of using an experienced local stone mason

Friday, March 24, 2017

Using a local stonemason for a memorial or headstone has many advantages over ordering a product from an unknown supplier on the internet. The most obvious reason that comes to mind is that you can easily discuss and customise your design choices with someone who understands your needs.   Read More . . .

Headstone restorations

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Our stonemasons recently completed work on several headstone restoration projects in Brisbane cemeteries, carefully restoring the original grandeur to century old memorials.   Read More . . .

Recent memorial restoration projects

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Over time memorials, headstones, and monuments wear, fade, and can become damaged. Natural elements such as rain, wind, and the sun wreak havoc on stone and inscriptions. Brisbane's oldest cemetery, Toowong Cemetery, is 151 years old this year which means there are thousands of ageing gravestones and memorials in this and many of the other older cemeteries across the city.   Read More . . .

Using greyscale imaging to create beautiful bronze plaques

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Using an image in the design of a bronze plaque can add the ultimate personal touch to your loved one's memorial. Thanks to advances in the use of grayscale imaging we can create detailed pictures of just about anything on bronze to create beautiful memorial plaques.   Read More . . .

Authorised monumental masons for the Brisbane City Council

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

MMS Memorials is an authorised monumental mason for the current and historic cemeteries throughout Brisbane City Council. This means our stonemasons are trusted to work with historic, heritage-listed graves, some dating from the 1800's as well as crafting new memorials to position amongst those already established.   Read More . . .