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Norseman Western Australia. Cemeteries

Journal by janilye

Administration centre in Dundas. for Norseman area.

Lonely Graves:

Balbinya Station: E H BROOKS and J P BROOKS
Bedomia: J J DIMER 10 miles west
Caiguna: J BAXTER
Circle Valley: G K HARRIS, A LEWIS
Eucla: FAIRIE, WOOLIE (North) unnamed grave half mile east between cliff and sea at a soak and well.
Eyre: 2 unnamed graves
Frazer Range Station: T FOWLER, E HARRIS, W MEAD, S NEWMAN
Lady Mary Goldmining Lease: (about 3 miles south of Norseman) one grave of a man killed in mining accident about 1910 (can't read name)
Lake Cowan: a grave between Norseman and Buldania
Lake Dundas: an unidentified grave with part of a saddle beside it. A hollow log close by used as a 'Long Tom" not much wash beside it.
Mundrabilla: A STEWART (on the coast about 20 miles from Mundrabilla Station
Nanambinia: Baby DIMER, T DIMER
Norseman: (6 miles south) James DENNIS (photo below), headstone on side of road to Kalgoorlie. WHALEGO alias NALGAR
Pioneer: C F COGDON
Princess Royal North Mine: baby CUNNINGHAM
Rawlinna: J C HAMMELL (about 55 miles south)
Trans Australian Railway Line: J COCHRANS, alias J EWART
Two Mile Rocks: An American Negro (no name)
Wongabilla: one unidentified grave near Eyre
Woorlba Station: J W BRANCH

Private Cemetery
Mundrabilla: T KENNEDY, A MCGILL

Public Cemeteries
Buldania, Dundas (Whitehead SA) Eucla, Norseman, including Aboriginal and Pioneer

This work, part of the Western Australian Burial Location Index was collated by Yvonne and Kevin Coates and published by the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.

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on 2011-07-06 21:43:11

janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.

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by janilye on 2011-07-07 04:48:01

The grave with the baby on Nanambinia could very well be Topsie DIMER there are no dates. She died in 1919. J.J. DIMER is James John who died in 1921.

by ngairedith on 2011-07-07 05:06:19

as written in your other journal:

found Topsie buried on Nanambina Station

she died on 30 August 1918 aged 44 at Israelite Bay

by janilye on 2011-07-07 05:32:29

Thanks ng, Frederick I think is buried in the Public cemetery in Coolgardi. Still no sign of Henry snr.

by ngairedith on 2011-07-07 05:43:53

found this on rootsweb written in 2003 by Stephen Hillier of Esperance:

Subject: [AUS-Koori] Whitehand-Dimer(S-W Nullarbor)

... Henry DIMER was married to Topsy Whitehand (Aboriginal)
at his house in Israelite Bay, he was age 38 and Topsy was 21 and
over. He was a Grazier and she was a Domestic Servant.
Henry Dimer's father is known as Joe Dimer and he was a butcher by profession. and his mother was Susan STRATTINGER.

Topsy's mother name was (Naidi) WHITEHAND and Topsy's Father was William LENI a (Shepherd)
The witnesses were John & Margaret Ann Cook, Alf BURTON was the Minister.

Topsy Died in 1918 at Nanabbina Station 30 Aug and was buried there
by her Children.

Topsy had about 12 children that I know of. Some died and are not recorded.
Lots of this info is not recorded and only from family members by
verbal and then written down, Topsys children went to school in Norseman at the convent and did well. Hence pass on the info down the line.
Annie took note of things and past it on to Karl DIMER he was only 5 years old when his mother died. These two were the ones who took note of things, as I'm told that Annie's Grandmother was a princess or another form is a elder's daughter.
Henry kept work dairies and the such. Workers were mentioned mostly of Aboriginals as they were the only ones around at the time. I have never seen these Dairies but maybe something might be in them about

Not many know this Topsy died of Gastro & Exhaustion she loss a child
too (stillborn) and didn't rebound due to being run down remember she
already had heaps of issues . Annie looked after her she was in pain for three weeks. One can only imagine, Annie said a few word over her
mothers grave she was 17 years old and of Faith RC.

A good book is called Black White and In between. Bit one sided but hey nobody is perfect. Its mostly from Arthur memory and documentation.

Topsy mother name was (Naidi) WHITEHAND and no one knows how she got her name. But you might like to try the Aboriginal achieves you have to get written permission and a Researchers ticket ...

by janilye on 2011-07-07 05:54:04

Yes, it's interesting isn't it. (what a tough life) The Battye Library has those diaries. I was over there last July but of course this didn't come up. This is a search for someone else and they are in a better position than me to have a look at them now. Of course they'd probably know where Henry's buried too.

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