Broard Arrow - Kurawah

   
In the Goldfields of Western Australia

From Kalgoorlie the road stretches northwards towards Menzies and through the older mining areas few people remember the names of. At one time each place was home to several thousand people and towns were proclaimed almost monthly as rude huts quickly expanded into carefully designed streets complete with the usual clutch of hotels and drinking houses, then schools and initially at least, places to look after horses as the animals needed careful maintenance if they were to survive.

Today we take the motor vehicle for granted, but at the end of the 19th century you walked or rode everywhere and if you were ill and needed attention, you had no chance of getting to anything like a hospital, and the only medical services had to be contacted, then the doctor or nurse had to travel out to the patient, most of whom died.

Broad Arrow was a typical settlement of its kind in that era, with the remaining headstones reflecting the harsh realities of the day.

To find the cemetery it is necessary to drive past today's Paddington Gold Mine and look for the sighpost to a track on the right (eastern) side of the road. Careful - a low clearance vehicle may not be the best as the path winds through scrub to eventually stop under trees and beside a fence.
Actual headstone data;   Data from other sources
Cemetery data collected by Alan Wagener
Mouseover of blue cross will give
headstone pic file to ask for.

  Surname: Abbott
First names: Horace H. H. Born: abt 1871 At: Died: 10 Apr 1899 At: Age: 28 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments: Died of Typhoid. Beloved eldest son of Isabella and the late Joseph Abbott.
  Surname: Allen
First names: Alexander Born: 28 Jun 1901 At: Died: 29 Jun 1901 At: Age: 18 hours Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Allen
First names: Annie Born: abt 1904 At: Died: 2 Sep 1913 At: Age: 9 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Anderson
First names: Daniel Born: abt 1855 At: Died: 13 Jan 1911 At: Age: 56 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Anderson
First names: John Henry Born: abt 1872 At: Died: 16 Oct 1899 At: Age: 27 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments: Died of dysentry.
  Surname: Ashbury
First names: Edward Born: abt 1846 At: Died: 5 Nov 1911 At: Age: 65 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Ayre
First names: Ellen Born: abt 1833 At: Died: 5 Jun 1905 At: Age: 72 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments: Wife of Joseph Ayre. Erected by their son.
  Surname: Ayre
First names: Joseph Born: abt 1843 At: Died: 20 Jun 1913 At: Age: 70 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments: Spouse of Ellen Ayre. Erected by their son.
  Surname: Bendil
First names: Peter Born: At: Died: 8 May 1917 At: Age: Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Benorni
First names: John Born: ca 1868 At: Died: 24 Jan 1912 At: Age: 44 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Bensberge
First names: Sydney C.L. Born: ca Jan 1902 At: Died: 19 Mar 1903 At: Age: 15 months Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Berteson
First names: Richard H. Born: ca 1850 At: Died: 27 May 1899 At: Age: 49 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Black
First names: James Born: ca 1860 At: Died: 28 Mar 1912 At: Age: 52 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Blair
First names: George Born: ca Mar 1898 At: Died: 19 Dec 1898 At: Age: 9 months Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Blumfield
First names: Lillias E. Born: ca 1876 At: Died: 4 Mar 1900 At: Age: 24 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Boyes
First names: James Born: ca Feb 1904 At: Died: 10 Jul 1905 At: Age: 18 months Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Buckley
First names: Jeremiah Born: ca 1855 At: Died: 25 Nov 1907 At: Age: 52 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Burgess
First names: Louis Born: ca 1832 At: Died: 28 May 1901 At: Age: 69 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Byrne
First names: Hazel Born: ca 1916 At: Died: 18 May 1918 At: Age: 20 months Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Cain
First names: Samuel Born: ca 1857 At: Died: 13 Feb 1899 At: Age: 42 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Calleghan
First names: Isabella A. Born: ca 1872 At: Died: 21 Apr 1898 At: Age: 26 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Carruthers
First names: Mrs Born: At: Died: 29 Jun 1897 At: Age: Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments: Of burns.
  Surname: Clough
First names: Edward H. Born: ca 1868 At: Died: 8 May 1896 At: Age: 28 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments:
  Surname: Cornish
First names: Arthur Bruce Born: abt 1872 At: Died: 21 Mar 1897 At: Age: 25 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments: Eldest son of the late Samuel and of Agnes M. Cornish, of Adelaide, SA
  Surname: Cusack
First names: Eileen Born: abt Mar 1902 At: Died: 25 Nov 1904 At: Age: 1 year 8 months Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments: 'Beloved daughter of P & M Cusack'.
  Surname: Geuchar
First names: Charles Born: 28 Oct 1862 At: Died: 9 Mar 1899 At: Age: 37 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments: Killed in Railway Gold Mine.
  Surname: Hughes
First names: Annie Cecely Born: ca 1870 At: Died: 4 Mar 1905 At: Age: 35 Buried: Broad Arrow cemetery, WA Comments: 'Beloved wife of G. Hughes'.

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