Paddington’s Old Cemetery – a verse

In Kalgoorlie’s north, away out in the scrub Where nobody’s shoulders you’re likely to rub On an old winding track one scarcely could see Well hidden by bush is an old cemetery. And those lonely old graves with headstones of white Would appear to be ghosts should you pass by at night. Here graves are […]

Abbotts Cemetery

ABBOTTS (Yoothapina Station) Reserve 6980 and 22406 AZIZ Abdul, d 29 Apr 1900, 43yrs, at Abbotts GM, Occ:- Camel driver BISHOP Richard, d 26 Jan 1896, 54yrs, at Abbotts. Occ:- Labourer on contract at the Government Well. BURGES/S Henry William d 23 Dec 1896, at Abbotts General Co, Abbotts, age 44, Occ:- Blacksmith CAMPBELL John […]

Tha Lakeside Tragedy – grave tales

Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 – 1950), Saturday 6 May 1922, page 5 As far as can be ascertained, no one actually witnessed the accident which resulted in George Lyall Luscombe, aged 19yrs,  losing his life by being run over by a wood train on the Lakeside line, near the 52-mile siding, at 5.30 a.m. […]

George Gillespie – grave tales

Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 – 1950), Saturday 28 January 1911, page 4 Funeral.— The remains of the late Mr. George Gillespie, late mill shift boss on the Chaffers gold mine, were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Kalgoorlie Cemetery on Thursday afternoon, the burial service being conducted by the Rev. J. A. Agnew. […]

Lawlers Cemetery- Snapshot – all the little children

As to be expected in these early times, the child mortality rate was very high. If you lived away from a large population, it was even higher. The risk was not just for the babies and young children, but for the mothers as well. It is said, that if you were pregnant and living in […]