Old Onslow Pioneer Cemetery - WA

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  Cemetery,Grave Site


DEG: -21.708363 114.959809
DMS: 21º 42' 30.11" S 114º 57' 35.31" E
UTM: 50 K 7598062mN 288949mE
Altitude: 4.49m


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Unnamed Road
Talandji WA 6710
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://www.australiasnorthwest.com/explore/pilbara/onslow/old-onslow-and-onslow-heritage-trail


Old Onslow Cemetery is a cemetery comprising 90 recorded burial sites, 27
memorial headstones and/or palisades and railings, 1 metal memorial, 11 with grave number
markers, and the remainder unidentified. Located in a isolated lee of a hill in proximity to, and
associated with, the old Onslow townsite, it is of considerable cultural heritage significance to
the community of Onslow and the state of Western Australia.

It is significant for its association with Aboriginal people, pioneers, their families,
identities and “others” between 1882 and 1927 during the early history and
development of the Onslow region. It is an important record of a distinctive way of life in the records inscripted on the memorials, and the function and design with symbolism implicit in most memorials,
demonstrating a way of life no longer practised in the commemoration of the
deceased. The headstones, railings and palisades, and the rustic workmanship of the metal
cross on No.16, constructed between1896 and 1924 are fine examples of the
styles, materials and workmanship of the period.
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Closest Weather Station

Onslow Airport at 14/12:30am WST
Distance from Old Onslow Pioneer Cemetery 16.04km E
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Closest Climatic Station

Onslow Airport
Distance from Old Onslow Pioneer Cemetery 16.04km E
Mean Max. °C36.436.336.033.729.225.925.327.230.032.734.335.9
Mean Min. °C24.425.024.021.317.314.212.913.515.317.720.022.2
Mean Rain mm40.963.571.811.950.447.

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