By learning more about death, our mortality, and ways to say goodbye, the inevitable becomes less confronting. Written by Australian journalist Lisa Herbert, this blog aims to reveal interesting, informative, and sometimes fascinating facts and thoughts about end-of-life planning.
So put on some comfy shoes as we explore cemeteries, the world of funerals, and death and dying.
The location of the missing remains of hundreds Brisbane Mental Hospital patients has been identified. Former hospital worker Ferg Brindley, now 90, shared his memories with journalist and author Lisa Herbert.
A report into Australian consumer perceptions and experiences of funerals reveals that we want to honour our loved one’s wishes, but individually we don’t make detailed plans for the people we leave behind.
Guest blogger and family historian Daryn Sibley writes about finding his 4x grandfather’s grave in a cemetery that was being sold.
The sites of Wolston Park Mental Hospital’s forgotten cemeteries have been included on the Queensland Heritage Register.
2021 was a big year for the Australian funeral industry and many of the developments didn’t get the attention they deserved. Several funeral companies were fined for misleading behaviour and states held mirrors to their funeral regulation. The consumer watchdog also released a report into the funeral sector, identifying pricing and transparency issues.
A spotlight was shone on Australia’s funeral industry in 2021, but much of the hard work flew under the radar. Several Australian looked at the regulation of the industry and improving consumer outcomes.