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Information to assist our members and the broader death care industry

Inauguration Ceremony of “Crystal Garden” and the Salute Ceremony for Prof. Qiao Kuanyuan Is Held by Fu Shou Yuan

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 2021-04-01From: Group News Break through the micro-land occupation and salute the pioneers The underground cemetery of 42 square meters is capable of holding the life crystals of 8400 deceased persons, each of which takes only 0.005 square meter. There are trees and flowers in the over-ground square. An interactive electronic screen recording...
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Cemetery offers online platform to commemorate family members

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed people's memorial ways to some extent with some turning online during the occasion of Winter Solstice. Winter Solstice, like Qingming Festival, is a time when Chinese people pay respects to their ancestors. It falls on Tuesday this year.A livestreaming group memorial event was held by Shanghai Fushouyuan Cemetery i...
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The NSW Government Statutory Review into the NSW Cemeteries Act 2013. 11th Hour Report

The Statutory Review by the NSW Government into the NSW Cemeteries Act 2013 recently produced the 11th Hour Report. A link to this report is here – 11th Hour Report ACCA has written to all council-based ACCA members and also all NSW Local Government association members about the concerns that this report raises for all council based cemetery operat...
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Cremation - as viewed in 1930's Australia

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David Molloy, Manager at Nudgee Cemetery and Crematorium has shared the below letter with us - it was written by David's Uncle's Great Grandmother around the 1930's and offers her view on the cremation. At that time cremation was still very new in Australia and was no where near as popular as it is today. The adoption of Cremation as a means o...
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2021 Mid-Year Seminar and One Day Training Course (Cairns, QLD) 14-15 April

On Thursday 14th and Friday 15th April, ACCA held its 2021 Mid-Year Seminar in Cairns, in the far north of Queensland. In addition to the seminar, we ran a One Day Training Course on 'Working Safely in Cemeteries'. Thanks to Fiona Hurst from Footprint Training for facilitating the course on the day. Delegates relished the opportunity to travel...
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ACCA Member Profile - Helen Treloar

"Time has been the highest influence in my professional life. Through my various leadership roles, education and experiences over the last 30+ years, I have failed forward beautifully! As the old saying goes… If only I knew then, what I know now".  ​ACCA MEMBER PROFILE What is your full name, title, company name? Helen Treloar, General Manager...
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A NEW MEMORIAL AREA FOR PERTH'S PINNAROO VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, WA

SANTALUM COURTA NEW MEMORIAL AREA FOR PERTH'S PINNAROO VALLEY MEMORIAL PARK, WAThe 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 b...
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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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AN EMBALMERS ROLE IN MEMORIALISATION

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 of which the mourne...
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