gunghalinFrom the Canberra Times: Burials in the ACT reached a record high in the past year, with Gungahlin cemetery having a large boost in numbers, but cremations are still Canberrans' preferred choice for entering the afterlife.


In the past year there were 500 burials in Canberra cemeteries, the largest number on record, Canberra cemeteries chief executive Hamish Horne said.

Burials in Gungahlin cemetery rose 11 per cent, well above the total for Woden and Hall cemeteries which fell eight and one per cent respectively.

But Mr Horne said as a percentage of total deaths the number of people choosing a burial was still falling compared to cremations.

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