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Murrin Murrin Cemetery

Location: - Shire. Leonora

Coordinates: Northing DMS 28 56 33
             Easting DMS 121 48 55
             Northing DD 28.9425
             Easting DD 121.8153

Is 883 km East of Perth and on the Old Laverton Road between Leonora and Laverton, about 50km east of Leonora.

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Number of graves - 14

First Burial
January 1900 an unnamed baby who died from unknown causes.

Last Burial
24 August an unnamed baby boy aged 12 hours died from unknown causes.

Age at Death

0 – 1 year

2

20 – 29 years

 

60 – 69 years

2 – 5 years

 

30 – 39 years

1

70 – 79 years

6 – 9 years

 

40 – 49 years

 

80 + years

10 – 19 years

 

50 – 59 years

   
Cause of death

Unknown

2

Consumption

1

Occupations

Children

2

Camel driver

1

Discovery
Began as a mining camp as part of a gold rush with allotments becoming available in 1896 and were reserved for a future town site.

Early History

Town lots were sold in 1900. However the new railway to Laverton (built in 1905) by passed the area by 2 kilometres and the boundaries were extended in 1906 and the town’s development then occurred at the railway site. There was a corrugated hotel at the town’s original site in 1896. By 1906 two hotels had been erected nearer to the Railway station in the extended town site.
A police station was built in 1906 and closed in 1911 but reopened in 1943 until finally closed in 1951.
Murrin is an Aboriginal word for a species of Acacia tree. – Murrin Murrin refers to the abundance of the tree in the area.

Railway Hotel

Interesting Information

Alfred Edward Morgans who later became Premier of WA established a short lived copper smelting mine in the area in 1896.

SOURCE INFORMATION
Wikipedia
Outback Family History
Mindat

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