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The Stonemasons


The name of the stonemasons responsible for each headstone in the cemetery was marked on small metal plaques in the corner of the grave monument. Some of these plaques survive today, and include such businesses as Batstones and Petrie & Son. The quality of the monuments in South Brisbane Cemetery is testament to the skill of these craftsmen.

Advertisement for Batstone & Son, stonemasons, 1894.

Simmonds stonemasons, next to St Andrew's Church, Ann Street, Brisbane, ca. 1915 (John Oxley Library)

Ad for J Petrie & Son, 1893.