There is no better way to really understand the history of a community than to wander through a local cemetery and spend time reading the headstones.
The often-tragic tales of families who travelled across the globe to seek their fortunes are apparent in every corner of the many small burial grounds found throughout the Central Goldfields. With so many people in Australia having an important genetic association to the gold rush, visiting cemeteries in the region is a fantastic was to uncover family history and trace the connections relevant to your own ancestry.
Some of the cemeteries in the Central Goldfields are on private land, so it’s important to offer great respect when visiting these unique and very sacred sites. Take your time discovering the many pioneers who helped make this region, and this country, what it is today.