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42 acres. Yes that is how bigthe cemetery on Silverton is. Harsh and unforgiving is the only way to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Armidale, Australia
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Well worth a visit

I have to be honest, I only went here because of my friends. I am not into wandering around... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
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LOT 11 Silverton Rd, Silverton, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

42 acres. Yes that is how bigthe cemetery on Silverton is. Harsh and unforgiving is the only way to describe what awaited the unwary heading out to seek fortune and fame in the mines of middle of Australia. Reading the headstones told a story of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kenruss2014
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Out back historical cemetery with some head stones on place, gives a better insight into times gone by & the risk of death by diseases for early settlers in Silverton

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tanyab_au
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I have to be honest, I only went here because of my friends. I am not into wandering around cemeteries. But was very pleasantly surprised.This cemetery maps the devastation of typhoid in the late 1880’s. Very profound .

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Like to walk around these places when you look around you can try to imagine the hardships that these people faced it must of been a big culture shock

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 862sally
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Another reminder of how hard life used to be in this part of the world. Stop for a while and reminisce.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Alex P
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The track to the cemetery led us to the graves, some of which have been restored after apparent vandalism of some of the miners who toiled nearby at the lucky strike mine and some of the children that died of typhoid...

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Themikanic
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Sad to see ages and dates of the founders and families of Silverton....life was hard for them...for anyone interested in families and history please take the opportunity to read the epitaphs

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tony R
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Interesting in the young ones that past away,lot of Uni marked graces, felt humble to know these people did it so hard

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Belinda N
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Absorb yourself in local history by visiting the icon Silverton Cemetery. By walking between the rows of head stones you can picture the diversity of the population of the town of silverton during its peak when mining was booming in the area. The range of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank best0ne2017
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Love the history & stories that old cemetery’s tell. Silverton was no exception, so many lives lost at such young ages. Tells the story of how harsh life was back then.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank bellaflea
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