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The Pioneer Cemetery, Busselton

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No record of burials at the Busselton town cemetery were kept until shortly prior to the arrival of the Rev. Milward in March 1916. Nor in fact were any records kept of the locations of the various gravesites. In consequence of this and as many sites were unmarked or had been marked with wooden crosses, etc. which decayed over time, on one occasion the grave-digger complained at having to dig five holes before he found a vacant space for a new burial.

The following list is an amalgamation of:

a) Transcriptions compiled in 1982 by K.F. Stewart from legible headstones in the cemetery cross-checked against the earlier (1929) St. Albertus’ transcript from the Battye Library, Perth, Western Australia.

b) Transcriptions compiled independently in 1989 by Joyce Mort from headstones and additional resources, primarily Deaths Notices and Obituaries, etc. gleaned from local newspaper archives.

Entrance and Memorial Wall

Stewart recorded that (in 1982) there were 45 unmarked wooden crosses, 14 graves with missing or illegible headstones and 207 legible headstones. In 1991 Mort recorded that 178 headstones remained with obvious signs of other burials such as brick or cement surrounds or kerbing and a number of wooden crosses. It is possible that some part of the original cemetery area now lies beneath the caravan/camping ground that adjoins its eastern boundary. If so, none of the graves in that area are now marked or visible. A great many of the graves in the remaining cemetery area are also now (Dec. 2001) unmarked (or possibly were never marked) hence it is not possible to say that the list is complete.
Although the cemetery was officially closed in 1930 a few later burials occurred on the deaths of people who had pre-purchased plots.


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Surname

Forename(s)

Born

Died

Age

Inscription/Comment

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ABBEY

Adela Elizabeth

-

09 Apr 1923

72

Headstone

ABBEY

David

-

13 Jun 1922

-

Unmarked gravesite

ABBEY

Ellen

-

30 Dec 1915

70

Wife of John Abbey

ABBEY

Emma (Mrs.)

-

14 Oct 1916

59

Wife of Thomas Abbey, our dear mother

ABBEY

J.J.

-

11 Jan 1922

44

Unmarked gravesite

ABBEY

J.T.

-

04 Jun 1922

56

Unmarked gravesite

ABBEY

Johanna

-

16 Feb 1887

43

Headstone

ABBEY

Mary Ann

-

04 Dec 1905

24

Unmarked gravesite

ABBEY

Nathaniel

1844

09 May 1930

-

Unmarked gravesite

ABBEY

Thomas

-

01 May 1912

69

Husband of Emma Abbey, our dear father

ABBEY

Violet Elizabeth

-

02 Nov 1905

14m.

Unmarked gravesite

ADAMS

F.E.

-

22 Aug 1920

-

-

ADAMS

H. (Mrs.)

-

?? Aug 1920

48

Unmarked gravesite

ADAMSON

Kate Chrystal (Mrs.)

-

02 Oct 1923

36

Unmarked gravesite

ADAMSON

Olivia A. (Mrs.)

-

27 Mar 1919

43

Wife of D.G. Adamson

AITKEN

Annie Jessie (Mrs.)

-

13 Oct 1915

32

Wife of H.G. Aitken

ALSFORD

Ethel L. (Mrs.)

-

30 Jan 1917

30

Unmarked gravesite

ANNELL

Conrad (Con)

-

10 Mar 1926

71

Husband of Emma Annell

ANTENRIETH

Cyrill

-

25 Jan 1908

9m.

Our dear baby

ARMOUR

Archibald George

1872

12 Aug 1910

-

Unmarked gravesite

ARMOUR

Pauline Haseldone (Mrs.)

16 Oct 1874

12 Dec 1908

-

Unmarked gravesite

ARMSTRONG

Clarance James

-

02 Nov 1927

39

Married

ARMSTRONG

Daphne Ellen

1926

04 Jun 1930

-

Unmarked gravesite

ARMSTRONG

Eliza

1862

08 Jun 1900

-

Wife of James William Armstrong. Mother of Florence, Clarence (James), Amy, Christopher, Alfred (Cedar) and Elizabeth

ARMSTRONG

Elizabeth

-

10 Jun 1900

3d.

Daughter of Eliza and James

ARMSTRONG

Elizabeth

-

15 Oct 1902

47

Wife of Douglas A. Armstrong

ARMSTRONG

Elizabeth

30 Jul 1889

24 Jan 1890

-

Unmarked gravesite

ASPINALL

Unk.

-

22 Jan 1866

-

(labourer) Unmarked gravesite

ASPLINE

Unk.

Stillborn

15 Aug 1931

-

Unmarked gravesite

AVERY

Lily Ruth

1906

12 Apr 1919

-

(headstone) Erected by her family, 1988

AVERY

Richard Thomas

1874

22 Sep 1926

-

Born S.A. Erected by family, 1988

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-

-

-

BAGOT

Mary Ellen

-

27 Feb 1897

36

Wife of J.M. Bagot of Adelaide and daughter of Mary Murray of Eltham, Victoria

BALLAGH

Edwin

-

23 Mar 1915

-

(child) Unmarked gravesite

BARBER

William

-

06 Jul 1913

Old

Unmarked gravesite

BARKER

Carl John Busselton

-

20 May 1905

8w.

Unmarked gravesite

BARKER

Oliver Marshall

-

13 Sep 1921

85

Unmarked gravesite

BARKER

Unita Pearl

29 Apr 1906

12 Jun 1906

-

Unmarked gravesite

BARKER

Wilson

-

23 Aug 1898

67

Headstone

BARNARD

Elizabeth Maria

-

27 Jan 1897

33

Mother of Patience, Grace (dec.), and Guy (dec.) Barnard

BARNARD

George William

12 May 1839

21 Jan 1930

-

(born at Perth ) Husband of Martha Barnard

BARNARD

Grace

-

26 Jan 1890

9m.

Infant child of Elizabeth Maria Barnard

BARNARD

Guy

-

17 Apr 1891

17m.

Child of Elizabeth Maria Barnard

BARNARD

Martha

-

16 Jun 1887

43

Wife of George William Barnard

BATTY

C.H.

-

13 Jun 1884

-

-

BEATTIE

Unk.

Stillborn

19 May 1930

-

Unmarked gravesite

BENSBERG

Peter

1851

05 Dec 1927

75

Headstone

BESHMANN or BEHSMANN

Mary

-

01 Mar 1908

-

(child) Unmarked gravesite

BINDELLI

Asan

-

18 Aug 1912

-

Unmarked gravesite

BLAIR

Rachel (Mrs.)

-

17 Aug 1915

48

Unmarked gravesite

BLAMIRE

Harry

-

25 Feb 1907

15

For re-interrment Scot.

BLOOR

Thomas

-

26 Nov 1925

-

Unmarked gravesite

BOVELL

H.

-

30 Apr 1866

-

-

BOVELL

Henry Thomas

-

20 Jan 1903

32

At Busselton, buried with Joseph and Jane Bovell, our dear brother

BOVELL

Jane (Mrs.)

-

24 Oct 1909

80

Wife of Joseph Bovell (died 1903)

BOVELL

John

-

07 Jun 1899

38

Husband of A.F. Bovell

BOVELL

Joseph

-

17 Oct 1903

64

Husband of Jane Bovell

BOVELL

Joseph

-

31 Aug 1918

57

Husband of Harriet M. Bovell

BOVELL

M. Annie (Miss)

-

15 Mar 1922

57

Headstone

BOVELL

William James

-

23 Jan 1902

44

Husband of Clara Ann Bovell

BOWEN

Bella

-

21 Jul 1899

18

Buried with Annie McGrath

BOWERS

Unk.

Stillborn

26 Mar 1932

-

Unmarked gravesite

BOWLER

John

03 Apr 1875

19 Feb 1904

-

Headstone

BRADLEY

William

-

09 May 1930

42

Unmarked gravesite

BRENNAN

Catherine (Mrs.)

-

29 Aug 1930

72

Our dear mother

BRENNAN

Peter

-

02 May 1890

80

Headstone

BRENNAN

Thomas

-

11 Feb 1927

-

Unmarked gravesite

BRIDGES

Geo. B.

-

06 Mar 1887

66

Husband of Maria Bridges

BRIDGES

Maria

-

13 Feb 1899

abt. 80

Wife of Geo. B. Bridges

BRIMSON

Grace Elizabeth

-

09 Jul 1924

3w.

Unmarked gravesite

BROADBENT

Ronald

-

06 Aug 1927

-

Unmarked gravesite

BROWN

Charles Leslie

-

26 Oct 1929

25

Accident. Eldest son of Alice and Chas. Brother of Dug.

BROWN

Lucy

-

17 Oct 1906

77

Wife of H.W. Brown

BROWN

Rev. Henry William (B.A. Oxon)

-

13 Jul 1886

64

Chaplain of The Vasse, by Parishioners and friends

BROWNE

Hugh Michael

22 Dec 1912

06 Feb 1918

5

Second son of H.M. and F. Browne

BRYAN

H.B. (Dr.)

-

12 Mar 1904

92

Unmarked gravesite

BUCHAN

James

-

06 Jan 1924

76

Unmarked gravesite

BUCK

Felix George

1893

22 May 1920

-

Unmarked gravesite

BUCKLAND

Unk.

Stillborn

05 Sep 1930

-

Unmarked gravesite

BULLER

L.R.

-

12 Apr 1923

-

Infant son. Unmarked gravesite

BURGESS

Linda Josephine

-

23 Apr 1913

-

(infant) Unmarked gravesite

BURKE

Patrick

-

31 Jan 1867

-

Unmarked gravesite

BURKE

Peter Francis

-

24 Sep 1925

56

Unmarked gravesite

BURNETT

Ella Georgina

22 Oct 1871

18 Jul 1929

-

Unmarked gravesite

BUSSELL

Marion Ellen

-

09 Oct 1895

23y, 11m.

Headstone

BUSSELL

Marion Fredrica

-

12 Aug 1893

6w.

Infant of A.J. and M.E. Bussell

BUTLER

Eliza (Mrs.)

-

18 Jul 1922

85

Unmarked gravesite


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