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January 23, 2019

Blacktown Council publishes FAQ on St Bartholomew Cemetery Expansion

St Bartholomew’s Cemetery Expansion Frequently Asked Questions, published by Blacktown City Council:
January 22, 2019

The Cremation Society's (UK) January '19 Newsletter

The Cremation Society's newsletter for January '19 has been published: It includes Progress on legislation in Scotland Booking details and ‘call for papers’ for CBCE 2019 Crematoria news National and…
January 21, 2019

Last Week's Twitter Highlights

 A few Twitter highlights from last week that may interest you- topics include an opinion about compromising between green and traditional burials in the UK, the difference between rich and…
January 21, 2019

CCANSW welcomes new member, Hogbin Drive Crematorium & Memorial Gardens

The Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW is very pleased to extend a sincere welcome to Hogbin Drive Crematorium & Memorial Gardens, Coffs Harbour, NSW.
January 21, 2019

Jane Grover: Two articles from Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.

in Blogs

Jane Grover has provided two articles from Alan D> Wolfelt; "Profound funeral and grief wisdom imparted by a 10 year old boy and a 102 year old woman" and "Transforming…
January 20, 2019

STuff.NZ: How to die for free, almost asks "Would you be happy with a BYO wake? What about having your body wrapped in a shroud and kept on ice, if it meant saving huge expense?"
January 20, 2019

Fringe Festival WA: "Rest" - East Perth Cemeteries

WOULD you wander the tombstones of the long-closed East Perth Cemeteries after dark? Hundreds of punters have jumped on the chance to learn the secrets of the 1800s historic site,…
January 18, 2019

INDIA: 200-yr-old Thane crematorium to reopen on January 26

The Hindustan Times reports renovation of the 200-year-old Jawhar Baugh Crematorium will be completed by the end of this month and it will be operational from January 26, said civic…
January 16, 2019

Nominations Now Open for the 2019 Rising Star Award

The CCANSW 2019 Rising Star Award is an award acknowledging industry excellence, improvement, dedication and knowledge sharing. CCANSW provides sponsorship for a member's representative to spend five days work experience…
January 16, 2019

Farley crematorium and cemetery development application on public exhibit

A NEW crematorium and cemetery in Farley could begin construction within six months if a development application is approved by Maitland City Council (NSW)
January 15, 2019

GMCT invites community advisory committee member applications

Each year Melbourne's (VIC) Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) helps more than 12,500 families – of all cultures and faiths – plan and prepare for funeral, cremation, interment and memorial…
January 15, 2019

Sunnyside Magazine and other scans from the 19th century USA

The Morte Girls tweeted this interesting albeit macabre (ed: subjective) item, which features funeral industry magazine scans from the 19th century. For those of you not using social media, read…
January 14, 2019

Beth Robertson: I am a Taphophile!

in People

Acknowledging that I am a taphophile, signals to many that it seems I should be incarcerated for life!  But this fascinating designation means simply ‘a love of cemeteries and the…
January 13, 2019

CCASA Information Day April 2019

The next CCASA Information Day is scheduled for 4 and 5 April 2019 at McCracken Country Club, Victor Harbour.  ...more community events
January 13, 2019

Last weeks twitter highlights

Here's a few of our tweets and re-tweets from last week that you may have missed:
January 12, 2019


The Cemeteries and Crematoria Association of Victoria (CCAV) has advised through a media release that funerals on Code Red days may be postponed this bushfire season. 
January 11, 2019

Dearly Plaques: Row Marking, Interim Memorials, Lids & Covers.

Dearly Plaques & Memorials have been working with Australian Cemeteries for the last 5 years, providing solutions for marking, alternatives for reservations, interim and permanent memorials, covers for interments as well…
January 10, 2019

ACT cabinet files: Govt urged to subdivide, sell new cemetery site

@katie_b_burgess ‏ writing for the Canberra Times reports  bureaucrats  urged the ACT government to abandon the site of a new cemetery in Tuggeranong, and instead subdivide and sell off the land,…
January 10, 2019

Cessnock Council says it won't use regulated tenure provisions

Cessnock City Council makes its stance known on the NSW Government’s decision that allows cemeteries to reuse grave sites just 25 years after the burial. The message was clear, this…
January 07, 2019

Funeral Industry App to find the right products and service

The Funeral Industry launched its very own App to further advance the Death Care industry, see industry products and events from all over the world on your phone download the…

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