Welcome to 2020 from the CCANSW, although it may be a tough and perhaps tragic start for many in Australia. Especially those in NSW and Victoria. On the upside, where I am in South Australia's mid north a steady soaking rain began in the early hours. Ten hours later it is still going. Here's hoping it continues its eastward journey to ease the lot of the fire fighters.
Nevertheless, the website's make over continues, with a fair bit of fine tuning happening over the holiday break. More needs to be done, but I hope you like the changes so far. Either way, let me know. Use the comment field at the end of this article if you can.
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.
The Casketeers is a New Zealand reality television series that was first broadcast 13 Jan 2018 on TVNZ 1. The series follows a New Zealand couple, Francis and Kaiora Tipene, who own and run Tipene Funerals, a funeral parlor in Onehunga, as well as the other funeral directors and assistants employed there.
Emma Sheppard-Simms has a Conversation article on the ABC (AU) website claiming that in Australia, interment in a cemetery or a churchyard has been the most common choices for in-ground burial. But over the past 20 years, though, burial has become a less accessible and more costly option for many people. This is because increasing numbers of deaths have created a boom in demand for burial plots and cemeteries are fast running out of space. Can composting replace burial?
All of NSW is now effectively in drought, with widespread fires and possible extreme temperatures making the situation worse. Water shortages are no longer confined to the west of the Great Dividing Range, with coastal areas now at risk. Some coastal rivers have ceased to flow, or have record-breaking low flows, and many commercial licence holders are no longer permitted to pump because of low river levels.
Subtitled "Twenty-first Century Dying, Death, Disposal and Memorialisation in the Antipodes", it is an insightful collection that demonstrates cultural commitment to improving the conditions of the dying and dead and also documents the varied, creative ways that we, the living, already respond to death.
The launch of the Reserve Manager website improves support for Crown land managers. The new website gives you a range of tools, templates, case studies and updated guidance materials to help you. The website has over 50 resources in the templates and guides section, as well as a map identifying reserve locations and type of CLM.