(08) 8983 1733
(08) 8983 2702
Mob: 0413 052 843
(08) 8983 4399
Australia basalt bluestone boulders build builder construction.
Tom Finlay is a qualified Stonemason who started his apprenticeship in
Western Victoria aged 14. Tom worked on a variety of construction sites and in 1988 registered Get
Stoned with Tom as a business that became Finlay’s Stonemasonry Pty Ltd in
1990. Since locating his business to Yarrawonga (Palmerston) in 1991 Tom has developed the business and site since.|
The site now includes the amazing Stickybeak Shop.
Finlay’s Stonemasonry offers a complete range of slates and stones from
Australia and Overseas. Tom is the only supplier of Porcelinite (sometimes spelled porcelanite) through
his Howard Springs Quarry. This stone is unique to the Darwin Peninsula and
is suitable for all forms of construction and sculpture.
"Get Stoned with Tom" at
4 Pierssenne Rd, Yarrawonga.
(Off Tulagi Rd.)
All Types of Constructional Stonework.
Specialists in local Porcelinite, Building Stone, Slate and Garden Rock.
Also Feature Walls, Retaining Walls, Headstones.
Phone:(08) 8983 1733 Fax:(08) 8983 2702
Mobile: 0413 052 843
INTERESTING TRIVIA ABOUT ROAD NAMES AROUND FINLAY'S STONEMASONRY.
Named after John McDouall Stuart who was born on 7 September 1815 in Fifeshire, Scotland.
He arrived in South Australia in 1838 and there joined the Survey Department.
In his capacity as draftsman he joined Captain Charles Sturt in 1844 on an expedition into the centre of Australia.
His first attempt to cross the Australian continent was in May 1858, which failed.
In April 1859 he set out on a second journey to the north, reached Lake Eyre, and had to return.
On 2 March 1860, Stuart set out again to reach the northern shores and he discovered a number of major NT features but had to turn back. He made a further attempt in January 1861 and again was forced back by dense scrub and shortage of rations.
In October 1861, with a larger party under real hardship he reached his target - the northern shores - at Chambers Bay on 24 July 1862. (extract from Darwin City Council " Darwin Memorials")
Named after the Australian Coastal Trader of 2300 tons which had a near miss in the bombing of Darwin in February 1942.
The Tulagi, which was used as a transport ship, was beached and refloated near Channel Island.
Named after Thomas Herbert (Bert) Pierssene and his wife Eunice (nee Aitken).
Bert Pierssene was born in Western Australia in 1901.
Following service in WWI he worked out of Broome on pearling luggers before coming to the Top End of the Territory in the mid 1920s.
He took on various contracting jobs in the area and for a time worked for the Gaden family, shooting buffalo on Kapalga and Marrakai.
It was at this time he met EUNICE Aitken who was a cousin and companion to Mrs Ada Gaden. They were married in Darwin in 1929.
He later worked for the PMG in Darwin as line foreman and then as Stores Manager until his retirement in 1966.
Bert Pierssene died in 1973 and his wife Eunice in 1976.