Art of Stone

The stonemason is almost an extinct species. The dying trade is being replaced with machinery to do the work of once crafted hands.

However, one family in Cairns is keeping this tradition alive.

With two generations on board the Gori family combines the skills of Alfredo Gori who migrated from Italy with skills in making terazzo along with his daughters who took on the tradition and trained as stonemasons.

Working mostly on monumental headstones, the family have crafted tombstones all over Australia including the tropical Torres Strait.

VJ Linda Mirabilio