Rare glimpse of Arnhem Land funeral ceremony

This article offers a raw and honest insight into how indigenous Australian’s deal with the passing of a clan member. What an incredibly amazing ceremony, so very inclusive of the entire community and maybe what we are missing in western society? Funeral ceremonies in the Northern Territory’s Indigenous communities are often spoken about, but rarely […]

Personalised and Unique Funeral Ideas

Losing a loved one is never easy, but a funeral is your chance to say goodbye and respectfully celebrate the life they lived. If you are planning a funeral for your loved one, our family-owned funeral home, Newhaven Funerals, has helped thousands of Queensland families personalise their services to create unique funeral legacies. There has […]

Pre Arranging a Funeral Relieves the Burden on Family Members

Funeral Education

Funeral directors witness firsthand the stress that comes with burying a loved one — the grief, emotional decisions that must be made and the ensuing tension. Many funeral directors have the ability to accept pre-payment for funeral arrangements, which can relieve some of the financial burden for families, and it’s put in a trust that can’t […]

Live streaming funerals: Technology helps mourners around the globe grieve together

Streaming funeral services

Industry moves with the times Alex Medcalf is no stranger to working with grief — his previous career as a British army soldier involved breaking the news to families that their loved one was a casualty in battle. After spending several years helping his wife’s uncle run a funeral home in Burpengary, north of Brisbane, […]

What’s the Best Type of Coffin to Select?

There are many tough decisions you may face when a loved one passes. From figuring out what funeral home to go with, to the type of funeral and all the additional details, can quickly become a stressful situation. Your main goal is to respect your loved one’s final wishes and give them the ceremony they […]