No Viking funerals: Choosing what happens to my body when I die limited by law

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If you’re looking to leave this world in a flaming ship pushed out to sea or being left to the vultures in a sky burial, you will need to think again.

In the Northern Territory, like all other Australian states and territories, there are only two ways a body can be legally disposed of — burial or cremation.

While the definition of cremation is to consume by fire, you cannot have a funeral pyre erected in the back paddock for your body to be burned a la Game Of Thrones.

Bure 3cRobert Murphy, a funeral director with more than 21 years’ experience, said cremations in the NT could only take place in crematoria managed by the…

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