• During the past week we tweeted and retweeted about urban cemeteries becoming the new art galleries, the need to talk about death, a couple of old cemeteries in the USA, the first USA cemetery to allow eco friendly "human composting", a police pursuit of a streaker in a cemetery, a timely warning about commonly hacked passwords, a charming video reflection on the great botanical illustrator Stan Kelly, another art exhibition, this time in a crematorium, Christine Smyth's journey into talk back radio, cemetery fee hikes in New Zealand, a UK cemetery opening a section for sports fans, and much more...

    Our full Twitter feed is here.

  • Pearson commissioned research by the Oxford Martin School and global innovation think tank, Nesta, to determine the nature of employment in the future. In this article we unpack the findings from this research: the occupations and – critically – the skills predicted to experience increased demand by 2030.

  • ... the Red Army Cemetery of Zhongguan Village, the young woman working to open Ireland's first "eco" crematorium, when cemeteries became natural sanctuaries, the UK Govt to update crematoria provisions to reflect cultures and faiths, your funeral rights and how to avoid disputes, woven coffins and not-for-profit funerals: Breathing new life into the death trade, and much more. Follow us on Twitter

  •  Our tweets last weeks included links to stories about an owner of a cemetery in the USA claiming  there's no longer any money in it, a  woman being awarded  $12m  SCI in settlement over lost ashes,  some tips on "How to avoid funeral bill shock, a come back for funeral mounds,  Innes Gardens Memorial Park in NSW, no room for the dead in Hong Kong,

  • Here's a few of our tweets from last week that you might find interesting

  • Here's a couplle of tweets and re-tweets you might have missed last week

  • Last week we  twittered, tweeted and retweeted about a Supreme Court recognizing a hand written note as a will, ten funeral home gardens, parents concerned about the whereabouts of ashes, storm damage to a cemetery in Queensland, William Barrett and Sons to soon unveil “State’s best” funeral care centre, cremation in Malta (or not), an (old0 scare about radiated bodies, and more.

  • Our highlighted posts on Twitter included articles about a Sikh community objecting to a crematorium opening across from a pub, a bunch of high school students digitally mapping burial sites, cremation in Israel, and Zimbabweans being concerned that cremation threatens ancestral spirits.

  • Some of the tweets we posted last week included links to stories about The Friends of Evandale Catholic Cemetery restoration project,  an obituary about a smoking hot body, Wagga Wagga citizens' concern about cemeteries "digging up bodies", Cessnock City Council putting its cemeteries master plan on public exhibition, the emaning of symbols on headstones, how orthometals recycling is helping charities, LGBTQ story telling in cemeteries,  how Abraham Lincoln's embrace of embalming birthed the American Funeral Industry, and more,,,,

  • linkedinlogoThe CCANSW has been active on Linkedin for a while now in its Cemeteries & Crematoria Association of NSW group.

    You can connect with the CCANSW linkedin profile here.

    We also cross link broad appeal articles posted here along with items that might not fit here but will probably interest a few of our acquaintances. If you have a linkedin account please join the group and please, share  your links, stories and anectdotes with the group.


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  • This article came in on our twitter feed. It may be aimed at funeral directors, but the points mentioned do apply to cemetery & crematorium operators as well.

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