Indigenous Digger Honoured-

We have now set the date to honour and dedicate the new plaque on the grave of Hubert Laurence, for the 8th July 2017 at 11am at the Kalgoorlie Cemetery. Funding to have the grave surrounds and headstone restored and for a new plaque to be engraved to recognise Hugh’s war service has been supplied […]

Bardoc Cemetery – ghost towns

I recently had the good fortune to be take out to the two Bardoc Cemeteries by Kellie Carter from Mt Vetters Station. The first Cemetery has only has one headstone, that of L J Dudley, and there is a memorial stone to Kellie’s Grandfather, Wesley Wallace CARTER. This was the original cemetery which never ended […]

CASSERLY- Death of a Hero

On the 6th October 1938, at the Edwards Find Gold Mine near Southern Cross, an elderly miner called Frank Pagoda was overcome by dynamite fumes. His mate, Paul Casserly, made several attempts to rescue him, sustaining a fracture of the skull in his attempts which eventually claimed his life on the 12th October 1938. He […]

Child of the Woodline – grave tales

Some years ago I posted the following photograph and although I said I had no idea who was the child buried  in this sad little grave in the Kalgoorlie Cemetery, it was shared many thousands of times. It evokes all the sadness of a family who were unable to afford a proper memorial so they […]

Southern Cross – Update

Outback Family History page for Southern Cross An OFH reader recently contacted me to say that part of the Southern Cross Cemetery register was missing. It only went as far as ‘P’. So today I have devoted the day to fixing the register and working on the data to make it easier to read and […]

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