ARTHUR RIVER, Western Australia
ARTHUR RIVER is a small town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, between Williams and Kojonup on Albany Highway
Arthur River is named after the river that flows through it, a headwater of the Blackwood River. The river was named by Governor James Stirling in 1835 after Mr Arthur TRIMMER who was a member of the exploring expedition led by the Governor.
Following the introduction of convicts in Western Australia labour to the Swan River Colony in the early 1850s, the road from Perth to Albany was completed and a number of small settlements sprang up along it to support pastoralists who had been granted grazing leases in the area from as early as 1854. Arthur River gradually developed into a thriving centre with a police barracks and gaol (1866), the Mount Pleasant Inn (1869), St Paul's Church (1885) still surviving to this day as remnants of the original settlement, and a post office, blacksmith, doctor and trading post also being built around that time. By the end of the century it was the major centre in the area.
The towns post office originally operated out of the inn. Mary Ann Spratt was appointed as the post mistress in 1866. Thre post office itself was not gazetted until 1992 which was the same year the telegraph lin was connected. The first telephone subscriber service commenced in 1913.
When the Great Southern Railway opened in 1889, much of the existing trade moved to new railway towns further east and many of the centres along the old "Coach Road" closed
the ARTHUR RIVER CEMETERY
BIRD , Jennifer Anne. 1943 - 1969. Daughter of Hatt family, wife of Rodney, mother of Rebecca
BIRD , Marjorie Eva. Wife of William, mother of Michael, Neuil, William, Rodney, Kathleen, John. 1904 - 1977 Born Brentwood SA
BIRD , William Arthur. 1893 - 1969. Born Bandon, Eire. Husband of Eva, father to Michael, Neil, William, Rodney, Kathleen, John.
BROWN , Algernon Edmun. 12 Noc 1962 aged 80 years. (with Alice).
BROWN , Alice Rose. 4 Feb 1982 aged 90 years. (with Algernon)
BROWN , Andrew Leslie. Son of WG and CL. 1 Jul 1972 aged 74 years
BROWN , Cecil Roy. 1901 - 1998
BROWN , Charles Frederick. 18 Nov 1925 aged 74 years (with Elizabeth)
BROWN , Charlotte Letitia. 1854 - 1937 (with William)
BROWN , Charlotte Matlida Alice. 25 Mar 1898 aged 1 year 4 months
BROWN , Elizabeth Margaret. 20 Nov 1947 aged 88 years (with Chalres)
BROWN , Elvein Elizabeth. 28 Mar 1936 (with John)
BROWN , Frederick George. 12 Nov 1950 aged 70 years
BROWN , John Albert Arthur. 28 Mar 1936 (with Elvein)
BROWN , William George. 1847 - 1924 (with Charlotte)
BUNCE , E. 3729 Pte 3 lt trench mortar Bty. 8 Apr 1954 aged 61 years. Husband of Eleanor, father of Vi, bob, Ted and Alan
BUNCE , Eleanor H P. Wife of Ernest. 15 Jul 1960 aged 57 years
CARMICHAEL-SMITH , Hugh. Partner of Gwen, father of Hazel, Fiona, Hugh. Son of Eva Bird. 25 Feb 1928 - 21 Aug 1996
COWCHER , Ivy. Wife of Jack. 5 Mar 1953 aged 55 years.
COWCHER , John Spurling (Jack). 14 Aug 1964 aged 71 years
EDKINS , Jane. Wife of Charles. 89 Jan 1935 - 27 Feb 2000. Mother of Robert, Harry and Philip.
FALLON , Mary Winifred. 28 Oct 1889 aged 10 years
FLEAY , Alan Keith. 4 Jun 1985 aged 63 years. Margaret, Keith and Lyn
FLEAY , Albert William (Abby). Husband of Phyllis. 19 Oct 1962 aged 37 years.
FLEAY , Alfred Augustus James. 5 Aug 1902 aged 18 years 6 months
FLEAY , Aubrey. 23 Aug 1949 aged 68 years. Husband and father
FLEAY , Edith. 7 Aug 1930 aged 76 years. Wife and mother
FLEAY , Emily Alice. 7 Mar 1966 aged 83 years
FLEAY , Emily. Mother
FLEAY , Evelyn. 16 Apr 1958 aged 70 years. Mother and sister
FLEAY , Harding. 28 Jun 1965 aged 80 years. Husband of Maude
FLEAY , John H. 4 Sep 1945 aged 58 years. Husband and father
FLEAY , Maude. 6 Dec 1948 aged 57 years (with of Harding)
FLEAY , Stanley George. 18 Aug 1980. By sisters
FLEAY , Walter. Father
FLEAY , William. 6 Jul 1937 aged 85 years
FRANCESCO , Cissie. Daughter of H and A Francesco. 20 Jun 1902 aged 15 years. Catherine Wilhemina Francisco
GIBBS , William John. 18 Jun 1895. 87 years 7 months
HAMERSLEY , Catherine Wilelmine. Wife of M. T. 13 Aug 1894 aged 32 years
HARRIS , William. 7 May 1906 aged 75 years
HATHERLY , Matthew James. Son of Lyn and Peter, brother of Sandy (Peter) and Richard. 15 Sep 1960 - 11 May 1987
MOORE , Henry. 10 Feb 1895 aged 46 years
ORR , Hazel. 9 Feb 1906 aged 3 months
ORR , Mabel Annie. 31 Dec 1905 aged 2 years
ORR , Robert. Born Kilbirnie, Scotland. Died 15 Jan 1906 aged 62 years
PASCOTE , Monty Cossack. 5 May 1907 - 11 Jul 1909.
PERRY , Alice Elizabeth Francis. Wife of C L of Ravenscroft. 3 Mar 1911 aged 33 years
SPRATT , Jane. Mother of Catherine Hamersley. 3 Jan 1885 aged 65 years.
VANZETTI , Anthony. Husband of Philippa, father of Jill, Roger, Wendy, Douglas and Vicki. 8 May 1916 - 16 Dec 1984.
VANZETTI , Philippa (Pippa). Wife of Anthony. 1 Sep 1917 - 30 Mar 1997
WHEELER , Lindsay Mark. Son of Moya and Ernie, brother of Gary. Oct 1970 - March 1971