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Coolgardie Historic Cemeteries

Great Eastern Highway, Coolgardie
Western Australia
Destination
Coolgardie and Kambalda
Type:
Coolgardie Pioneer Cemetery
Credit: DWP Photography

Description

Much of Coolgardie’s fascinating history can be read on the headstones of the Coolgardie Cemetery.

This second cemetery was opened in 1894 after the soil in the Pioneer Cemetery (used between 1892-1894), became too difficult to dig because of rock beneath the surface.

Unfortunately, as typhoid raced through the town in the early goldrush days, many people died without their identity being recorded.

There are famous people including explorer Ernest Giles, Bertha Finnerty and Tagh  Mahomed buried here alongside the unknown.

The grave of our better-known ghost, Elizabeth Gold, can be found at the Coolgardie Cemetery, buried near the resting place of her murderer.

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Shire of Coolgardie
Address
Great Eastern Highway, Coolgardie
Western Australia
Phone
08 9026 6090
Geocaches located here
Gold Pioneers
  • Coolgardie Pioneer Cemetery
    Coolgardie Pioneer Cemetery
    Credit: DWP Photography
  • Coolgardie Cemetary
    Coolgardie Cemetary
    Credit: DWP Photography
  • Coolgardie Cemetary
    Coolgardie Cemetary
    Credit: DWP Photography

Location

Coolgardie Historic Cemeteries

Great Eastern Highway, Coolgardie
Western Australia

coolgardie.wa.gov.au

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