Member Profile - Annie De Jong

"We are the custodians of very important community assets. The challenge is to make cemeteries a place for all our community." 1. What is your full name, title, company name? Annie De Jong, CEO, Ballarat Cemeteries. 2. How long have you worked in your industry and what do you like most about your profession? I have been with Ballarat Cemeteries for...
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AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR GRIEF & BEREAVEMENT 2018 CONFERENCE

In 2017, ACCA commenced a relationship with the Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement (ACGB), with common goals of aspiring to further educate cemeteries and related sectors in the important area of grief and bereavement. ACCA members, and indeed the broader cemeteries and crematoria industry, have daily interaction with bereaved families w...
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A NEW MEMORIAL AREA FOR PERTH'S PINNAROO VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, WA

SANTALUM COURT A NEW MEMORIAL AREA FOR PERTH'S PINNAROO VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, WA The result of over 18 months of planning by the planning, operations, client services and marketing teams at the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (MCB), the Santalum Court Memorial Gardens at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park in Perth's northern suburbs is being well received...
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2018 Annual ACCA Conference - a great success!

Annual ACCA Conference 7 - 10 OCTOBER 2018 Brisbane Airport Conference Centre Queensland, Australia. The feedback received by ACCA on the range of speakers, modern facilities, relevance, guidance and information provided at the 2018 Annual ACCA Conference was overwhelmingly positive. Embodying the conference theme – STAY CONNECTED – delegates were ...
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News from Everlon

Everlon and the Strathbogie Shire have partnered to create Telegraph Park at Euroa in Victoria to remember all known WWI ADF Service personnel. Everlon supplied 5x Corten steel plinths with a total of 50x stainless steel cut panels with over 1000 names, allowing the residents of Euroa and the wider community to pay respect to its local hero's this ...
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ACCANews Winter 2018

Welcome to the Winter 2018 edition of ACCANews. This edition includes a special edition on Celebrating people who have made a significant contribution to the industry. Also included is: The presidents report Member profile of Lynwood Davis Time will tell - St Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Carlingford, New South Wales Celebrating people special Cultural...
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MEMBER PROFILE: LYNWOOD DAVIS

"The value of just one idea is enormous. The value of relationships with leaders of the industry is priceless"  1. What is your Full Name, Title, Company Name Lynwood Harold Davis, Managing Director, Matthews Bronze Pty Ltd – trading as Arrow Bronze. 2. How long have you worked in your industry and what do you like most about your profession? ...
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FROM CEMETERIES TO SCHOOLS, THE BIONDAN BROTHER’S QUEST TO CHANGE THE WORLD

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Arturo and Walter Biondan first met Sister Armida Terraneo through a mutual friend, a priest from Verona, in 1993. Arturo and Walter had founded Biondan SpA, an advanced bronze production company of quality cemetery products, back in 1956. As the company grew, they were continually drawn to the idea of "giving something back". The brothers were cra...
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AN EMBALMERS ROLE IN MEMORIALISATION

Pauline Tobin Faie The significance of Memorialisation in assisting the grieving process has been at the forefront of the Death Care Industry for many years now. The value in a formal or informal gathering to commemorate and celebrate a loved one's life, to reminisce and honour a life lived, is almost a right of passage in our earthly journey, one ...
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ACCANews Autumn 2018

Welcome to the Autumn 2018 edition of ACCANews. This edition includes an historical journey into stories about the Cemeteries and the People who helped shape the industry with stories from Edithburg, Northern and First Fleeters Memorial  Cemeteries through to people such as William Balcombe and William Minchin. Also include...
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INVESTMENT MARKETS Riding the global rollercoaster

It's now just over nine years since the Global Financial Crisis struck, and it's been a wild ride in financial markets over the period, with plenty of bumps and white knuckles along the way. Standing back and looking at the big picture, though, it's been a simple story. In 2008, global equity markets were cheap, and (in the heart of a liquidity cri...
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MOSAIC PATHWAY BEAUTIFUL MEMORIAL FOR PRECIOUS LITTLE ONES AT PUREWA

A beautiful mosaic tile pathway is being created at Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium in Auckland, New Zealand, to remember stillborn and newborn babies.Inspiration for the 95 metre-long colourful pathway came from a Nelson Cemetery in the South Island, where a similar mosaic memorial exists. In 2015, Purewa Cemetery Trust Board Trustee, Murray Ward,...
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Innovation Matters

At the recent ACCA Conference, I delivered a keynote presentation on innovation! ​Innovation is one of those 'fluffy and sounds a bit too good to be true' words. But there is a best practice approach to innovation which is completely fluff free! I spent my hour-long time slot introducing attendees to great set of tools for innovation that underpins...
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