Monday, January 11, 2010

Pemberton Cemetery

Pemberton is located 335 km south of Perth and is in the heart of karri country. These trees are huge and there is a famous one that you can climb called the Gloucester tree (here is a picture of me climbing it!)

It was initially hard to recognise this figure, a horse,
because of the strange angle it is on. It looks as though
it is curling its head around the headstone.

Pemberton Cemetery
The following information is taken from the Cemetery and Historical Records in the Manjimup District website created by Judith Chequer.

"The Pemberton Cemetery was founded in the early 1920's with the earliest grave memorial remaining being for Wallace Thomson, who was buried on the 20th Dec 1920 in the Anglican section. Almost all the graves in this cemetery have grave number makers and the sites are easy to find. The Cemetery was initially divided into 3 sections; Catholic, Methodist and Anglican - which are now full - and a new Non Denominational section has been added to the South of the original site.

The graves without headstones are in the process of being restored by the Cemetery Committee, with the assistance of the RSL, and there is now a white cross marking each grave. The Cemetery Committee is also working on upgrading and correcting the records for the Shire Council and are to be commended for their wonderful work.

Pemberton Niche Wall

The Niche Wall is situated in the Pemberton Cemetery information building and was erected by the residents of Pemberton, with the assistance of the Green family. The Wall was dedicated on the 19th November 1993 and there is a plaque thanking the Green Family for their contribution to the wall."

This is layout map of the site including names and denominations. You can find a list of the names included in the niche wall here.

This piece actually had the thumb print of the sculptor visible on it.
It reads, "He died for freedom and honour".

Shire of Manjimup
Pemberton Cemetery

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