Commemorations to honour those who have donated their bodies for the study of anatomy not only contain symbolic objects like candles and flowers, but also song and online tributes.
We've come a long way since the dark days of grave robbing to provide bodies for dissection. Now, there are ceremonies and memorials to honour people who have donated their body to science.
Watching the watchers.
Andreia De Sousa Martins
Online memorial services mean more can mourn.
A recent study has highlighted the need for tighter regulation within the funeral industry.
AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
Regulation of funeral products needs to be consistent to improve consumer understanding and choice.
Thankfully, defleshing bones has fallen out of fashion.
Death of the salesmen.
A failure to innovate could mean the death of the traditional industry.
From the basics of corpse disposal to why your wishes don't actually count.
Traditional song and dance at a Torajan funeral.
Death rituals help us to cope with loss and perhaps even feelings of guilt associated with disposing of a corpse.
Viking funerals remain shrouded in mystery.
Why an intrepid trio went to the Isle of Eigg armed with Viking shields and poetry to recreate a funeral ceremony from 1000 years ago.
It’s green – but is it good for the environment?
My mother died recently and at the funeral home I was asked if I had any ideas what kind of coffin she would like. For some reason I said something environmentally friendly. These words came out of my…
The cost of funerals is rising in Australia as the industry becomes more corporatised.
What’s the first thing you are told to do when a loved one dies? If they die in a medical or residential care institution, which happens in more than 85% of cases in Australia, a funeral director is your…