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AUGUSTA, Western Australia

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taken from AUGUSTA is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. It is the nearest town to Cape Leeuwin, on the farthest south-west corner of the Australian continent

The first Europeans to see the area were the Dutch in 1622 who named the nearby Cape "Landt van de Leeuwin" or Land of the Lioness. Flinders renamed it in 1801 as Cape Leeuwin.

Augusta was formed in 1830. In March of that year, a number of settlers, including John Molloy and members of the Bussell and Turner families, had arrived at the Swan River Colony on board the Warrior. On their arrival, the Governor of Western Australia, Sir James Stirling, advised them that most of the good land near the Swan River had already been granted, and suggested that they form a new sub-colony in the vicinity of Cape Leeuwin. The following month, Stirling sailed with a party of prospective settlers on board the Emily Taylor. After arriving at the mouth of the Blackwood River, the party spent four days exploring the area. Stirling then confirmed his decision to establish a subcolony, the settlers' property was disembarked, and the town of Augusta declared at the site.

The town was named after the daughter of King George III, Princess Augusta Sophia, by Governor Stirling.

During the 1880s an expansion of the timber industry occurred following the construction of a timber mill at nearby Kudardup and the completion of jetties at Hamelin Bay and Flinders Bay.


AUGUSTA PIONEER CEMETERY


ABINGDON, George. 11 aug 1893 aged 21 years. Drowned. Died Augusta, burial place unknown.
ADAMS, Infant girl. 3 Aug 1912 stillborn

BRADY, William. 14 Nov 1873 aged 21 years. Drowned. Died Augusta, burial place unknown.
BRENNAN, Mary Patience. 14 Sep 1888 aged 13 months
BRENNAN, Mary. Daughter of G and E. 14 Sep 1888 aged 13 months

CROTTY, James Henery. Son of James and Louisa. 24 Jun 1881 aged 1 year 8 months
CROTTY, James Henry. 24 Jun 1881 aged 20 months

DAHLSTROM, Carl. 21 Nov 1869 aged 39 years. Drowned. Died Augusta, burial place unknown.
DAWSON, George. Aged 4 days. 13 May 1830
DEERE, Infant twin girls aged 9 days and 13 days. 9th and 13th Aug 1877. Daughters of Elizabeth Deere
DEERE, Elizabeth. Mother of twin girls

HEPPINGSTONE, Robert. 29 Apr 1835 aged 45 years. Drowned. Died and possibly buried Molloy Island.
HOWES, Annie. 24 Mar 1909 aged 8 hours.

JOHNSTON, Chas. 27 Oct 1895 aged 25 years. Drowned. Died Augusta, burial place unknown.

KERR, William. 27 Oct 1895 aged 25 years. Drowned. Died Augusta, burial place unknown.

LILLY, Ernest Henry. 27 Sep 1923 - 18 Jul 1967.
LUDLOW, Mildred (Kitty). 28 Dec 1833 aged 30 years

MCGREGOR, Agnes. 4 Nov 1884 aged 2 days. Died Augusta, burial place unknown.
MOLLOY, John. Infant. Died and possibly buried Molloy Island. Reburied St Mary's Busselton.
MOLLOY, Mary Elizabeth. Infant. . Died and possibly buried Molloy Island. Reburied St Mary's Busselton

ROSE, John. 27 Oct 1895 aged c27 years. Drowned. Died Augusta, burial place unknown.

SMITH, Infant. 21 Aug 1830
SMITH, Mary. 28 Mar 1835 aged 31 years. Died and possibly buried Molloy Island.

THURKLE, Hannah. 22 Oct 1872. Died Augusta, burial place unknown.

WESTON, Christina. 6 May 1883 aged 2 1/2 years. Died Augusta, burial place unknown.
WILLS, Fanny. 15 Jun 1953 aged 19 years. Daughter of Sarah. Clothers caught fire on 13 Jun). Reportedly buried in the old cemetery, Part of JW Turner's original town grant, lot c. 1830
WILLS, Sarah. 13 Jun 1853 aged 54 years. Reportedly buried in the old cemetery, Part of JW Turner's original town grant, lot c. 1830
WRIGHT, William. 14 Nov 1873 aged 37 years. Drowned.. Died Augusta, burial place unknown.

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