History of our firm

history01 AP Anderson & Sons, Monumental Masons - 1930. From left: George Ealam, N Anderson, AP Anderson - founder, Jack Check

Anderson Memorials, formerly known as AP Anderson & Sons ,was started in Wanganui in 1914 by AP (Andrew) Anderson.

Today the family business is managed by his great-grandson Tony Anderson.

Anderson Memorials now has three offices located inWanganui, Palmerston North & Feilding. We are also available for work to the surrounding districts & areas throughout New Zealand.

Product knowledge, customer service & the ability to meet our customer needs are top priority amongst the staff at Anderson Memorials.

Our family business is a foundation member of the New Zealand Master Monumental Masons Association(NZMMMA) which was established in 1945. This association maintains the high standards of the industry & carefully monitors its members for quality & customer care.



  • Memorial Design - 2004
  • Memorial Artwork - 2006
  • Memorial Design & Installation - 2007
  • Cremation Memorial Design - 2007
  • NZQA National Certificate in
  • Monumental Masonry-2011 - Tony Anderson
  • Monumental Masonry-2011 - David Topless
  • 60 Years Service Certificate - Richard Anderson
  • Life Member to NZMMMA - Richard Anderson