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Wooroloo Cemetery, Wooroloo, Western Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 31° 48.556 E 116° 19.664
50J E 436368 N 6480508
Quick Description: A large cemetery in a bush setting
Location: Western Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 6/29/2015 2:28:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMP4BP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
The Wooroloo Cemetery was the only one in W.A established specifically to serve the nearby hospital. The cemetery contains graves of people from many parts of the State who were brought to the Woorolooo Sanitorium on account of their illness and in particular tuberculosis between 1915 and 1970. Although the cemetery was gazetted in 1906 the first burials were recorded in 1915 The names found in Wooroloo Cemetery are quite broad in their ethnic mix, such as Chinese, Japanese, Yugoslavian, German, English, Irish, Scottish, as well as Aboriginal. Many of the patients at the Sanatorium were miners whose lungs had become infected while working on the various goldfields. Other graves are linked to returned servicemen. The majority of the graves associated with the Sanatorium are mounds identified simply by a cast iron marker bearing the plot number as many were far from family and friends.
There are up to two thousand persons interred in the cemetery , some with a headstone others with just a number
City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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