Did she fall or was she pushed? – Annie Solly

Life for a single woman on the Goldfields of Western Australia could be very hard. Annie Solly seems to have been a young woman who could look after herself and she appeared in the newspapers several times for things such as drunk and disorderly. On New Years Day 1902 she was arrested and charged 10 […]

The Murder of May Wain – grave tales

A Tragedy Recalled !!! The Six Mile Murder   –   by Clara Patton Crimes against women of any kind were very rare on the Goldfields of Western Australia. The prospecting community respected and valued women and welcomed their presence. It was therefor, a terrible shock to the community  when it was made known that […]

Darlot Update – the cemetery

Following up from the recent post on Darlot I would like to now add the cemetery details which will be also on the Outback Family History page for Darlot:- “The exodus out East has been attended by sad results to at least seven of the hardy pioneers. Among those who have fallen victim to the […]

Leonora Snapshot – all the little children

I have just completed my first batch of biographies on the people who are buried in the Leonora Cemetery. Every cemetery provides a social and family history snapshot of the town where its located. Accident and disease show no favorites. I hope that this small section of deaths will provide a good example to compare […]

Coolgardie Pioneer Cemetery

Southern Cross Times  3 October 1903, page 2 THE OLD COOLGARDIE CEMETERY.—There are 33 graves in the old cemetery where the ceremony of unveiling a tablet took place (says the “Coolgardie Miner”). Of these the names of only six of those whose bodies were interred there are known. Most of the burials in fact nearly […]