Thursday, 22 May 2008

Rottnest Island Cemetery

I visited Australia last year, and during the trip came across the most amazing wee cemetery on Rottnest Island, about an hour's ferry trip from Freemantle in Western Australia. It is believed that only thirteen people were buried here, all from British and Irish backgrounds, with the names of only seven known. I photographed all the stones and the cemetery, and have placed a selection of the pictures online at http://scotsgreateststory.tripod.com/id23.html along with the names of those whose graves are known.

So if one of your ancestors disappeared from the records in the 19th Century, and was Australia bound, why not pop along to the page and see if they made it as far as Rottnest Island...!

Chris

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