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Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW - News & Updates


Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland

West Auckland may be better associated with black sand beaches and bogans that spring blooms, but Waikumete Cemetery - New Zealand's largest - is said to have one of the best collections of South African wildflowers - the "jewels of the veld" - outside South Africa. Initially planted atop graves of South African migrants, the baby pink angel's trumpets, bright orange tritonia, blue and purple baboon flowers, white chincherinchee and multi-hued African corn lilies now pop up all over the place between September and December.

Atlas Obscura: Kyiv Crematorium

The incineration of bodies was a controversial topic in Ukraine in the 1960s, after the horrors of the Holocaust during World War II and particularly the Nazi massacre at Babi Yar. The topic had just started to be discussed publicly when this odd-shaped neomodernist concrete crematorium was built in Kyiv.

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