Landscapes of memory : the varying presence of absence
This article explores landscapes which commemorate the death of ordinary individuals, rather than monumental tributes to heroes or historic events. The expression of the individual in death varies enormously, and reflects cultural beliefs about death. Cemeteries reflect both the time and place of their establishment. Even within Aotearoa New Zealand's relatively recent history and small area there are significant variations in the way in which individuals are commemorated within cemeteries.