• We tweeted and retweeted links to stories about expensive graveyard real estate in New York,  the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Polonsky Foundation have teamed up to make some of the illuminated manuscripts in the libraries’ collection more readily available to the public,  The Death Clock, sewerage leaking into a South Australian cemetery, the Greek government giving the OK for its first crematorium contrary to church wishes, and much more...

  • The commission heard many customers of ACBF funeral insurance believed due to its marketing that it was operated by Aboriginal community organisations when it is in fact a privately-owned, for-profit company.

  • See what we tweeted and re-tweeted:

  • As mentioned here the CCANSW is now more active on social media platforms. We crosss post and link  to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and the CCANSW Linkedin Group.  Anything we post on one social medium is posted on all the others. However comments and responses may vary between platforms, there may be posts from others on social media, and not all articles published on social media will appear on the CCANSW website

  • We're going to get a little more active on social media. I have posted a short article in the FAQ section about where we are at the moment. More activity will follow. Please join and follow us!

     

  • Mainly for those of you not following the CCANSW on Social Media, here's a few of our last weeks' Twitterposts that might interest you. We linked stories about "Capital Region Memory Farm",  seasonal remembrance services, death doulas, a book review about "Unbatural Causes", Penrith Council formally taking on the care of an old cemetery, Bendigo Cemeteries, and, of course, the crematorium to be built "on the doorstep" of an aged care facility. All of our posts and alerts also appear on Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin. Topical local stories are usually published on the CCANSW website.

  • Here's a gallery of the CCANSW recent Twitter activity, including links to some interesting places highlighted on Atlas Obscura, a comical story from the USA referring to s substance they call "cremains", Service Corporation International handing out "Service Excellence" awards, a USA cemetery owner accused of "bilking" (billing + milking) clients of ~$500K  facing court, concern about a Western Australian cemetery containing burials of pioneers, a car chase into a Maitland (NSW) cemetery, Cowra Japanese Cemetery puts records online, DIY funerals (again), an Austrian charnel house, and much more...

  • Welcome to 2019. During the break a few interesting stories appeared that we linked on social media. Port Stephens Council in NSW dissolved six committees, including cemetery committees, and adopted volunteer management services instead.  From the other side NSW came a story about a mosaic headstone in Wilcannia Cemetery. Piper the "Wonder Dog" made headlines in North America about his ability to detect bodies buried in debris from the  wildfires that recently ravaged the USA. There were also links to stories from China, Canada and one that asks "Have 'green' burials gone too far?". .

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     <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New museum shows relics from Liujialing tomb, known for murals<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/China?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#China</a> <a href="https://t.co/qkhMnUG0KV">https://t.co/qkhMnUG0KV</a> <a href="https://t.co/6WotmXcQxL">pic.twitter.com/6WotmXcQxL</a></p>&mdash; CCA of NSW (@CCA_of_NSW) <a href="https://twitter.com/CCA_of_NSW/status/1079523374366318592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 30, 2018</a></blockquote>
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  • Here's a few highlights from Melbourne's Greater Metroplolitan Cemeteries Trust news site:

  • ... and re-tweeted about tips on how to continue running your business while dealing with grief, celebrity deaths so far in 2019, Auckland Council is exploring other burial and land options as the country's largest cemetery, Waikumete, runs out of room, the Malaba Pioneers Cemetery, an urn that stores life stories of the deceased, old cemeteries returning to their Victorian roots, generational changes at funerals, five memento ideas from Frazer Consultants, and more.

  • The top tweet last week surely must have been about Lego's "Funeral Services Set". It, and other recent tweets are below.

  • In India gravediggers say they will strike work if they are not paid their dues, a sci-fi plant pot for remembrance, why some are ditching the vault and coffin for natural burials and at-home funerals, the viability of a USA pet cemetery questioned, two remote cemeteries, on in the USA, another in Outback Australia, a USA study into how  activists are working to change American views and approaches to the burials of their dearly departed, and much more...

  •  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.

  • Last week's @CCA_of_NSW tweets included links to stories about how most older Australians discuss end of life choices with their families, Hong Kong's Green Burial Register, how in Britain a Muslim community loses a court contest about edging around grave sites, and  funerals ought to be personal but that new coffin colours aren't the answer.

  •  Last week we retweeted and old, but very relevant news clip about engaging in social media without a computer or the internet, links to articles about  the vandalising of Karl Marx's headstone in Highgate Cemetery (London), Saturday Night Live's "alurn" promotional video clip, and a student from the University of Alaska arguing why we should  bulldoze cemeteries.

  • Last weeks tweets included links to stories about  Bega Valley Shire's cemeteries review, cemetery trustees in Victoria concerned they may have personal liability responsibilities, Goulburn Mulwaree Council taking action over Islamic Cemetery costs, historical audio tours launch at Picton's Pioneer Cemetery, and much more...

  • In case you missed it we tweeted on how  burial fee hike in Port Hedland's only cemetery drives away clients due to the high cost of dying, the New Plymouth District Council (NZ) faces a hefty bill to replace one of the furnaces at its crematorium because it has been emitting black smoke, a "Guide to Attending a Funeral - How To for Adults", and we retweeted @OpusXentalink to six amazing unknown cemeteries.

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

  • From our Twitter feeds....

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