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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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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 . . .

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 . . .

Maori headstone designs

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Maori culture has a very strong set of traditions associated with a loved one passing away. At MMS Memorials, we offer a range of designs for Maori headstones so your family can individually personalise their memorial. Some of our customers request traditional Maori designs to incorporate in the headstone or gravestone including:   Read More . . .

How damaged is too damaged? Headstone repairs

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

One of the most beautiful things about working with a natural product like stone is the unique way each piece ages. A marble benchtop in a busy kitchen will develop marks from many meals lovingly prepared for a family or a stone vanity can, with regular use, begin to show more delicate veining details. The ageing effect is never more pronounced than with stone which is constantly exposed to the elements like headstones and gravestones  Read More . . .

What to include on a headstone

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Traditionally a headstone contains details such as the name of the loved one and the date of their birth and death. However, there are many other ways you can personalise a headstone to help remember their life and accomplishments.   Read More . . .

Headstone inscriptions in any language

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Australia has an amazing multi-cultural society, our diverse population is made up of many cultures from around the globe. Over 200 languages are spoken in Australia today including Italian, Mandarin, German, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic and Vietnamese.* With this diversity comes the need to cater for memorial, headstone, and monument inscriptions in many languages.   Read More . . .

Experts in marble restoration

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Marble is an extremely hard wearing material but unfortunately, it's not totally invincible. Factors such as weather, age, fire, accidents and pure neglect can all cause damage to your stonework. Thankfully with the skills of an experienced stonemason even the most worn, chipped or damaged marble can be repaired or restored to almost original condition.   Read More . . .