Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nannup Cemetery

I like the idea of these angles laying atop the gravestone in such a manner.
There were a number of this kind of ornament in this cemetery -
the flower headdress being particulary common

There is not much information about this cemetery but I have scrapped together some material for this post. The town of Nannup has a population of about 1200 people and is located 282 km south of Perth.

According to the Municipal Shire of Nannup, the land for the cemetery was set aside in 1906. The first recorded Church of England internment was in 1908. The cemeteyr includes sections for various denominations and paupers. It is still in use today.

I love the effect that moss has on these simple figures.
Sometimes they can look rather menancing with the eyes
blackened but this seems to hold its innocence.


History of Nannup
Shire of Nannup Municipal Inventory

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