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?". .



 <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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