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BARDOC Cemetery, Western Australia

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BARDOC is an abandoned town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.
It is situated between Kalgoorlie and Menzies along the Goldfields Highway.

The towns name is Aboriginal in origin and is taken from a hill close to town. The word barduk means near or close in the local dialect.

The town was gazetted on 3 June 1896.

Alluvial gold was first discovered in the area in 1894, and by 1895 over 400 men were working the area.

Some of the mines that were operating in the area included Zoroastrian, Excelsior and Wycheproof.

A telegraph line was established in 1896 and four hotels were known to be open in town. A police station was constructed by 1897, and in 1898 a coach service to Kalgoorlie was running three times a week.

By 1908 no mines were in operation and the town was effectively deserted. The police station was closed the same year and eventually relocated to Westonia in 1914.


BARDOC POSTAL DIRECTORY 1899

ASHWORTH Robert , plumber

CARROLL Thomas, constable

COEN James ( ONeill & Coen)

DUDLEY Mrs, Bardoc Hotel

FERNALD O.L. mine manager

GRIFFIN & TURNER, butcher

GRIFFITHS & Co bakers & storekeepers
GRIFFITHS Edward

JONES Edward G. postmaster

KERR William G. teacher

LEEN Patrick, constable

LESLIE Benjamin, miner owner

McCONNELL John I. cntractor

McDONNELL A.C. mine manager

MARTIN Brothers, mine managers

MELLOR John, mine manager

MITCHELL E. hairdresser

ONEILL & COEN, storekeepers
ONEILL Barney ( ONeill & Coen)

POINT Henry W. Miners Arms Hotel

PRINGLE Alexander, carpenter

SUTCLIFFE Brothers, storekeepers

YOUNG John, Vettersburg Hotel


BARDOC POSTAL DIRECTORY 1921

BAXTER Harold M. woodcutter

BAXTER M.A. postmistress & stationer

COSBY George S. miner

DUPUY Maurice prospector

FARRELL Bernard woodcutter

FOREMAN Mrs J. Miners Arms Hotel

GASPAROTTE F. B.

HAMMERSLEY John woodcutter

HAMPTON F.O. leaseholder

HOLEBURD Miss E. teacher

JESSOP Thomas of Wilson & Thoriby) mine owners

LITTLELY Hilton R. woodcutter

McDONNELL A.C. leaseholder

MAHONEY Frederick prospector

MORGAN Miss teacher

SMITH Mrs Bardoc Hotel

THORIBY Herbert of Wilson, Jessop & Thoriby) mine owners

WILLIAMS H.J. leaseholder

WILSON W.H.J. JP


NOTE
Colin Clive HARPER was born in Bardoc West Australia
- he enlisted in WWI from Perth
- his Next of Kin was his Mother - Lavinia Alice Harper



BARDOC CEMETERY

ASHWORTH Robert Albert d. 24 Feb 1904 age 31 yrs

BENDELL Elizabeth Frances d. 5 Apr 1904 age 24 yrs

BONALDI Pietro d. 14 Sep 1903 age 33 yrs born Italy

BRADBURY Charles d. 6 Jul 1898 age 47

BRENNAN James d. 13 Apr 1898 accident age 27

CAGNEY Daniel d. 7 May 1901 age 32

COEN John d. 5 Mar 1902 age 32 mine accident

FERGUSON Andrew Brackenridge d. 25 May 1899 age 41

HARPER William Alexander Iby Ian d.21 Feb 1898 age 10mths

HENRYON Mareline d. 1 jun 1901 age 14 weeks

HUG Ernest Roy d. 25 Aug 1911 age 5

JESSOP George Augustus d. 30 Apr 1903 age 30

McDONNELL Alfred George d. 27 Nov 1899 age 2

OBRIEN James W. d. 14 Apr 1900 age abt. 50

RADNELL Frederick d. 22 Aug 1903 age 28

SIMMONSEN female stillborn 5 Jun 1900

SMITH stillborn 26 Mar 1901

SMITH William d. 23 Dec 1916 age 50

SNOWDEN George d. 5 Jan 1917 age 61

STEWART Ivy May d. 2 Oct 1903 age 1 yr 5mths

STEWART Nicholas Robert d. 29 Oct 1900 age 1yr 8mths

WILLIAMSON Sarah Annie d. 21 Sept 1908 age 55

WILSON Lancelot George d. 31 Dec 1903 age 4mths


BARDOC DISTRICT LONELY GRAVES
... For further info about these burials see book:
"More Lonely Graves" by Yvonne & Kevin Coate


DUDLEY L J d. 13 Dec 1896 age 54
- headstone at Mt Vetters Station

DUDLEY F J Private memorial plaque
killed in France 20 Sep 1917

LUCAS Henry d. 1896 at Donkey Rock 20 miles north east of Bardoc

MIELL Isaac Robert d. 11 Sep 1894 age 49
- bur a Grants Patch near Bardoc
perhaps Bardoc Murder victim

PREST Alfred Ernest d. 24 Apr 1934 age 22

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