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Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW - News & Updates


Karakatta Cemetery, Western Australia

Karrakatta Cemetery is a metropolitan cemetery in the suburb of Karrakatta in Perth, Western Australia. Karrakatta Cemetery first opened for burials in 1899, the first being that of wheelwright Robert Creighton.Managed by the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, the cemetery attracts more than one million visitors each year. Cypress trees located near the main entrance are a hallmark of Karrakatta Cemetery.The cemetery contains a crematorium, and in 1995 Western Australia's first mausoleum opened at the site.

Orange Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia

The grounds of the Orange Cemetery in New South Wales are steeped in history, with the oldest surviving headstone dating back to 1854. Delegates attending the CCANSW Conference in Orange on 14-15 Nov 2019 will have an opportunity to visit the site and examine its "Trials and Triumphs";

Featured Cemetery: El Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Colon Cemetery, Havana)

El Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón, was founded in 1876 in the Vedado neighbourhood of Havana, Cuba to replace the Espada Cemetery in the Barrio de San Lázaro.  It is named in honour of  Christopher Columbus. The cemetery is noted for its many elaborately sculpted memorials. It is estimated the cemetery has more than 500 major mausoleums. Before the Espada Cemetery and Colon Cemetery were built, interments took place in crypts at the various churches throughout Havana, for example, at the Havana Cathedral or the Iglesia del Espíritu Santo. There are some 800,000 graves and one million interments recorded.

Nudgee Cemetery and Crematorium, Queensland, AU

Nudgee Cemetery and Crematorium is owned by the Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane and is part of the considerable estates owned by the Catholic Church in the area.

It is the only major private cemetery in Brisbane, but despite its ownership, it is open to the deceased of all denominations.

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