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Italian firm specialises in marble and terrazzo in Sydney - Oswald Tome


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Oswald Tome is our father. He was recognized over the years as one of the foremost authorities on marble and terrazzo work. He was a recipient of the first Honorary Life Membership presented by the Stone and Terrazzo Association. Raised in the Northern Italian town of Maniago. Dad studied mosaic work before joining Toffolo & Jackson & co. Glasgow Scotland. He became General Manager of the terrazzo Division. A meeting on the Continent with Peter Melocco of the Sydney Based Melocco Bros Ltd. saw Dad and his family move to Australia in 1953 to become Manager of the Marble and Terrazzo Division - where he establishing relations with Marble suppliers in Carrara Italy. He was also instrumental in organizing the Artisans who did the mosaic work in the crypt at St. Mary's Cathedral and the War Memorial in Canberra.

Fri, 03/01/2014 - 08:33

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A12111, 1/1971/16/22
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