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The striking, ornate, gothic-looking Mortuary Station, located in Chippendale between Sydney’s Central Station and Railway Square, makes its debut in 2016 as a Biennale venue.
Mortuary Station hosts the Embassy of Transition, presenting artists whose works engage with the cycles of life and death, as well as with rites of passage. The Embassy is inspired by the unique venue, a former nineteenth-century funeral station. Heritage-listed Mortuary Station was built as a stop along the rail line for trains transporting coffins and mourners from the city to the burial grounds at Rookwood Cemetery.
Exhibiting artists at this Embassy include:
– See more at: http://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/…/ven…/mortuary-station/…
Their grounds are located next to the Bomaderry swimming pool and this week they are holding the State titles, so if you have some free time head on over and support your local community, just like us.
The Nowra Croquet Club was founded in 1922, at the Nowra Bowling club and then moved to a site in West street, Nowra were it remained until 2009 when it was relocated to its current site at 127 Cambewarra Road, Boamaderry, adjacent to the Swimming pool complex. Visiting players and those interested are more than welcome to enjoy two full sized croquet lawns and the well equipped club room. Mallet sports include, Association and Golf croquet and Ricochet
Its great to support our community in helping to make the region a place to visit. The organisers do a wonderful job at this event held on 4th, 5th & 6th March, 2016.
The festival included performers, Trevor Platschind, The Coads & Jim Hermel, Bernie Constance, Stephen Cheney, Rodney Vincent, George Farham, Bec Hance, Tom maxwell, Gerry Lowe, Brian Letton, Royden Donahue, Keith Jamieson & Alisha Smith, Trevor Keilar, John & Christine Smith, Robyn Gleeson, Vanessa Waara and Brad Williams.
So, if you can, support your local community just like us.
By JOHN ROGERS – AP
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Nancy Reagan died on Sunday, March 6th, of congestive heart failure. (AP Photo)
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Nancy Reagan began her final journey to her husband’s side Wednesday as a police motorcade carried her casket down an empty freeway lined with saluting firefighters and mourners holding hands over their hearts in tribute to the former first lady.
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The funeral service for Bede Murray will be held at 11am on Monday at St Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Milton. The South Coast horse trainer died last Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer aged 80 years.
His son Paul paid tribute to his father and mentor. “He was a legend and a champion bloke and most of all he was my dad,” Paul said. “He lived a long and successful life and won’t be quickly forgotten.”Murray trained for more than 50 years and had a stable at Kembla Grange since 1994. “The club is deeply saddened by the passing of Bede, who was a remarkable trainer and person,” Illawarra Turf Club chief executive Peter De Vries said. Murray trained for more than 50 years and had a stable at Kembla Grange since 1994.
“The club is deeply saddened by the passing of Bede, who was a remarkable trainer and person,” Illawarra Turf Club chief executive Peter De Vries said. Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys rated Murray was one of the best at his craft in NSW and Australia.
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The link below is an insight into some frequently asked questions of the University of Wollongong and its Body Donation Program.
BY JOHN PICKRELL March 18, 2016
An Australian palaeontologist has led the discovery of a new Velociraptor relative that lived within the Arctic Circle.
John Pickrell is the editor of Australian Geographic. He is a science writer, author, nature lover and self-confessed geek. Blog posts range over Southern Hemisphere palaeontology, dinosaurs, megafauna, archaeology, palaeoanthropology and a smattering of other topics.
DR PHIL BELL, who works with Australian Geographic on our annual Lightning Ridge fossil dig, has discovered a new species of predatory dinosaur related to Velociraptor.
Despite being no bigger than a large dog, the newly discovered animal would have been a swift runner and a nasty piece of work, says Bell. “It had rows of small, serrated teeth, like mini steak knives; three large talons on each hand; and a foot equipped with a trademark sickle-like claw, that it could use like a grappling hook to latch onto prey.”
Bell – who is based at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW – spends part of each year working on fossil digs overseas in places such as Mongolia and Canada, and this latest discovery was made in Alberta in 2012. The find is detailed in a Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology paper he co-authored with seasoned Canadian dinosaur hunter Phil Currie.
Dinosaurs under the northern lights
Boreonykus certekorum, as they have called it, lived in the Grande Prairie region of Alberta 73 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous. The name Boreonykus comes from the Greek ‘borealis’, meaning northern, and ‘nykos’, meaning claw.
The fossils were found in the boreal forests that encircle the world at high-northern latitudes from Canada to Europe and Siberia. “You can also see the spectacular aurora borealis northern lights at those latitudes,” Bell says. “The sickle claw from the foot was also one of the first bones found, so all those elements came together to lend the species its name.”
The initial discovery of fossil bones was made in 1986, but experts assumed they belonged to an animal already known, and so they lay unstudied in the collection of the Royal Tyrrell Museum for a quarter of a century before he found them in 2010. Bell was then part of the expedition that discovered more Boreonykus bones in 2012.
The enigma of Boreonykus
“I became fascinated with this animal, as small carnivorous dinosaurs from these latitudes are extremely rare,” he says. “After a bit of poking around, we realised that these were not the bones of Saurornitholestes, Dromaeosaurus or some other known species, but something new and unique to this region.”
Seventy-three million years ago this part of northern Canada was even further north than today. Though global temperatures were then high, there would have been long periods of complete winter darkness, when plants wouldn’t have been able to get energy from the Sun and ecosystems virtually shut down.
“Herbivorous dinosaurs would have migrated or hibernated, leaving hungry carnivorous theropods in their wake,” Bell says. Experts have long wondered what carnivores at high latitudes ate in winter, especially as fossil finds in recent decades have shown a wide diversity of predatory species.
“Boreonykus is one more enigma. We don’t really know what they did during the winter months. Small land animals such as this don’t migrate well. It’s too exhausting. Similarly, modern carnivores tend to stay in their home areas over winter even when the bigger, herbivorous game leaves.”
(Courtesy of Australian Geographic)
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Memorial services can vary in style, tone, and content just as widely as the unique personalities of the individuals being memorialized. As more and more families choose to modify or entirely steer clear of “traditional” services, the options for celebrating the life of a loved one multiply to accomodate the preferences of the family or the decedent.
Since the options for memorial service ideas are nearly limitless, it can actually be somewhat daunting to plan and pull off a memorial. Whether it be a culturally “traditional” service, a “life celebration” party, or something inbetween, the abundance of choices and the lessening of a widely accepted standard increases the pressure on choosing the right elements to include. To help, we’ve gathered an array of memorial service ideas for cremation or burial which will hopefully be of assistance to you in planning the perfect life celebration, funeral, or memorial service.
(Courtesy of Urns Online)
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