The Master Monumental Mason's & Sculptors Association of
South Australia was formed in the late 1960's. The founding members
comprised of Peter Martin (W H Martin Pty Ltd), Kevin Jordan (H
L Jorndan Memorials), John Schubert (Schubert & Sons Pty Ltd),
Tony Nalty (A L Nalty Memorials Pty Ltd) and Steve Tillett (S
D Tillett Memorials Pty Ltd).
The Association was formed due to concerns by the Monumental
Mansons on the direction their industry was taking and in particular
the increase in cremations and the effect it was having. Cemetery
regulations were also becoming more restrictive and it was felt
that the Monumental Masons in South Australia needed a central
body who would liaise with cemeteries to ensure the ongoing and
long term viability of the industry.
Once the Association was formed, liaison groups were set up and
the Monumental Masons became involved with cemetery associations,
funeral director and with both local and state Government bodies.
Over the past 40 years our Association has been instrumental
in promoting the ongoing usage of natural stone in all cemeteries
and building work. Our knowledge and expertise has been welcomed
especially in areas of design and structural integrity.
A hallmark of our professionalism was the introduction of Australian
Standards AS 4204 - 1994 for our industry. These standards ensure
that members of our association will manufacture memorials or
stone work in accordance with these standards ensuring a high
level of workmanship. the maintaining and reviewing of the standards
Members of our association must also abide by our Code