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EAST PERTH Cemetery, West Australia

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EAST PERTH CEMETERIES

The burial places of some of the early Colonists are traceable only by the memorial stones in the cemeteries and of their death apparently no other record exists.

Mr P.E.C. De Mouncey concluded the Deaths section of his address to the Western Australian Historical Society in October, 1830. The talk was entitled "Births, Marriages and Deaths Records of Western Australia" and his Cemetery section has become a yardstick for those researching the East Perth Cemeteries.

De Mouncey recorded the following early deaths in the new Colony, but as he pointed out, it cannot be taken for granted that everyone mentioned was buried at East Perth or that they were the only people to die. He ended his account with six entries involving burials in Fremantle (F) - some of the entries mentioning more than one person.

NAME - AGE - BURIAL DATE

John Mitchell 22, 6 Jan 1830
Mary Ann Burrett Skipsey 27, 25 Feb 1830
William Lane 4 days,9 27 Feb 1830
George MacKenzie 19, 22 July 1830 (speared by natives)
John Hester infant, 22 Dec 1830
Louisa Jones 29, 23 Dec 1830
Sophia Hester 35 30 Dec 1830
Ann Budden 20, 4 Jan 1831
Henry Budden 17 months, 4 Jan 1831
Emily Gawler 15, 6 Jan 1831
William Gawler 52, 7 Jan 1831
William Stirling ? 16 April 1831
William Stirling (son of the Governor) infant, 2 May 1831
Anion Entwhistle 30, 5 Aug 1831 (speared by natives)
Charles Simmons 28, 25 Oct 1831
William Hokin 42, 17 Dec 1831
William Owers 35, 11 April 1832
George French Johnson 33, 19 Aug 1832
John Velvick 25, 30 April 30 April 1833
Thomas Velvick 22, 30 April 1833
William Keats 18, 11 July 1833
Charles Blisset Churchman 43, 25 May 1833
Nicholas Were Lancley 34, 14 April 1834

When comparing this table with the account given by "E.H." in his letter to the West Australian on January 30, 1932, reason for doubt becomes more clear. Even though "E.H." confined his account to the East Perth Cemetery, some extra names are mentioned and some of the dates are different.

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on 2011-08-03 17:19:20

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