Image: The cremation process, 4

The cremation process, 4

Photos taken at Rookwood Gardens and crematorium 2000-2001 as part of the 'Death Rites' series.

Photographer:
James Barker
Rights:
© James Barker

Notes

Only one body is cremated at a time - the cremator's chamber fits only one casket. When the remains have cooled, they are scanned for metallic prostheses and coffin components. A magnet is sometimes used to remove steel nails and screws.Only one body is cremated at a time - the cremator's chamber fits only one casket. When the remains have cooled, they are scanned for metallic prostheses and coffin components. A magnet is sometimes used to remove steel nails and screws.

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