History of Stonemasonry, Gravestones and Brisbane's Quarries

Monday, June 10, 2024
by Eliot Rifkin

Is a stonemason becoming a lost art like a blacksmith or a cobbler? Do you know what a quarry is? How about the various materials used in a gravestone?

4ZZZʻs Eliot Rifkin chatted about all things stonemasonry with Alan Wagner a 4th generational stonemason and owner of GoStone Qld.

For a deep dive...

Follow Alan to learn more about both stonemasonry or see his work on his Go Stone Qld website, Instagram or Facebook. If youʻd like to attend the Stonemasonry talk during Juneʻs Balmoral Art Month at the Balmoral Cemetery find the details here, as well as a Gravestone Photo comp and Creative Cemetery Walking Tour. Take a walk in a quarry or visit the Helidon Sandstone Quarryʻs website.

Hereʻs the types of stones used in stonemasonry or try learning the art of stonemasonry yourself.

Eliot Rifkin

Eliot Rifkin is a Journalist and Producer on Thursday Brisbane Line