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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
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 .
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...
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