Albany Memorial Park Cemetery Walks Project
One of the earliest cemeteries to be consecrated in Western Australia, the first burials took place on the lower section of this site in 1840 including that of colonial surgeon Dr Alexander Collie, his remains exhumed from Albany town lot S112 and reinterred. While lot S115, between York Street and Stirling [Collie] Street was the first recorded burial site for the New South Wales penal outpost, lot S112 behind the Albany Town Hall was later used, remaining the burial site of respected Noongar elder, Mokare. The first in a series of cemetery walk trails, gravesites have been chosen from a historical, military and social perspective to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC and reflect upon the lives of those touched by war.
Albany Public Library acknowledges the support of Bethany Funeral Home for their generous sponsorship of the cemetery walk brochures.
Special thanks also to:
- Roy Mercer for plotting the GPS coordinates of all the graves and for the sketch map of the Cemetery.
- Jacqui Grieve from Spurr of the Moment Design for designing the brochure
For a limited time only, purchase both brochures for the price of one - $5.
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The material contained in this brochure is but a fraction of that housed in the Albany History Collection located upstairs in Albany Public Library. We are collecting material all the time so would love to hear from you.