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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 poor burials in Nigeria, Atlas Obscure has images of headstones featuring grave robbers, the re-opening of Jawhar Baug Crematorium in India, and how a natural burial ground in the UK has become a home for new fauna and flora.
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 the power and purpose of cemeteries, part 2: More lessons from Down Under"
Stuff.nz 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?"
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, with tickets to Fringe Festival show Rest snapped up well before the immersive theatre experience opens the gates.
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 chief Sanjeev Jaiswal. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) had claimed to modernise the crematorium, which will have automated machines to reduce pollution and seating space for over 300 people.
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 at another cemetery or crematoria provider (within NSW or Australia) learning the way in which that facility operates and functions. The recipient will also receive sponsorship to attend a CCANSW Conference.
A NEW crematorium and cemetery in Farley could begin construction within six months if a development application is approved by Maitland City Council (NSW)