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  • Leaving a mark with art

    Cemeteries are full of historical artworks with superb examples of craftsmanship, architectural and artistic styles, and botanical and landscape qualities. Dr Celestina Sagazio, Historian and Mana ...

  • Identifying Elvis (and a host of others): the work of Polixeni Papapetrou

    Featured Image: Portrait of Polixeni Papapetrou and Lexie: © Robert Nelson Polixeni Papapetrou is a Melbourne-based photographic artist who has various connections to Melbourne General Cemetery. P ...

  • The happiness list

    If you were asked to write a list of the things in your life that bring you joy you could probably think of 100 things easily. Now imagine you have to write this list, using only your eyelids, bec ...

  • Living life in the face of death

    "Engaging in the full range of experience - living and dying, love and loss - is what we get to do. Being human doesn't happen despite suffering — it happens within it." - Dr Lucy Kalanithi Many p ...

  • Remembering Dunkirk

    The Dunkirk Memorial on the beach in Dover, Kent. Photograph by Nilfanion used under Creative Commons Licence.The Dunkirk Veterans Association officially disbanded in 2000 after 60 years of annual ...

  • Arborists 'branch out' at the cemetery

    Many people are surprised to learn the role cemeteries play as places of environmental significance. Plant and animal species rely on these ‘pockets of nature’ within our urban landscapes. Of part ...

  • Looking for a different day out?

    Whether you're after something family friendly, some couple's time, or alone time, take a walk on the mild side and consider visiting Springvale Botanical Cemetery when you’re stuck for ideas of t ...

  • From tombstones to TripAdvisor reviews

    Why cemeteries have become a walk in the not-so-grave yard Lanee Lee spends a lot of time wandering cemeteries around the world reading what’s on tombstones and enjoying these peaceful, artistic p ...

  • The other fact of life we should talk about

    'Dying to Know Day' is held every year on the 8th August. It is a national campaign that encourages people across the country to host events at their home, work place or in their community in orde ...

  • 2,000 obituaries and counting

    Lux Narayan spent 20 months analysing 2,000 death notices in his local newspaper to encapsulate, in just a few words, what achievement looks like over a lifetime. "In his humorously crafted TED ta ...