F.W. Barnes and Son Funeral Directors News

Ballarat Funerals – From the Vault – Sturt Street

June 12, 2018At F. W. Barnes and Son, Ballarat Funerals, this week we’ve been looking back into our files of photos and documents from the past.  We are lucky enough to have records, including hand written ledgers going back into the early 1900’s.  This weeks image actually looks like a postcard of the day?  However for some...
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Ballarat Funerals – Your Goodbye – What is a funeral?

June 5, 2018Its week four of this special little series about death, dying and funerals that was put together by the Australian Funeral Director Association.  At F.W.Barnes and Son, Ballarat Funerals, we often ask ourselves this question.  “What is a funeral?  The longer we serve in the industry the less sure we are about the answer. In...
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Ballarat Funerals – Your Goodbye – Who is a funeral for?

May 22, 2018This week at F.W.Barnes & Son, Ballarat Funerals we continue our look into the “Your Goodbye” videos.  These come from an effort by the Australian Funeral Directors Association to get society talking about funerals.  What do they mean?  Why do we bother?  How have they evolved?  The questions simply go on forever.  F.W. Barnes and...
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From our Ballarat Funerals Vault – Snow day

May 8, 2018The date tag to this photo show it as 2011, but to be truthful we are not sure of the exact date or even who’s funeral is about to be held. The day obviously held a special moment for one family and for the staff member at F.W. Barnes and Son who took this photo...
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From our Ballarat Funerals Vault

April 30, 2018This week’s “From the Vault” is a larger version of the photo from the home page of our website. It’s a photo from the Jordan and Tippett days of our Ballarat Funeral Services. The photo is believed to be taken from the eastern side of Armstrong Street South, looking west at the funeral home that...
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From our Ballarat Funerals Vault – ANZAC Day

April 24, 2018April 25th is one of our Nations most revered and respected days.  This ANZAC Day at F. W. Barnes and Son Funeral Directors we remember the “Son” part of our name.  Our name comes from Frederick William Barnes and his son Douglas Barnes.   Douglas Barnes enlisted to serve his country and the empire as a...
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From our Ballarat Funerals Vault

April 17, 2018It’s always interesting to look at old photos, and photos of Ballarat funeral services are no exception. This old photograph’s details have been lost to the years but it looks as if this might be of a funeral service in Ballarat from the very early ‘20s with two hearses and two funeral directors standing proud...
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From our Ballarat Funerals Vault

April 10, 2018F.W. Barnes and Son’s history of funerals in Ballarat goes back in to the 1800s.  From the vault this week shows where the old and the new of the F.W. Barnes and Son logos began. The  F.W.Barnes and Son name first appeared in around 1916.  Prior to that the Jordan and Tippet logo had remained...
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