Browns Range Cemetery
The Brown’s Range Cemetery is maintained by the Shire of Carnarvon and located on North West Coastal Highway, approximately 10 km south of Carnarvon and was established in 1973. Located at the cemetery is also a Niche Wall and Memorial Garden with a shade shelter and bench seat provided at the Niche Wall – toilets are also provided.
Funerals are conducted by Gascoyne Funeral Directors who can be contacted as follows –
Gascoyne Funeral Directors
86 James Street, Carnarvon
Phone: (08) 9941 3474
To conduct memorial works/erect headstones prior approval by the Shire of Carnarvon is required. For further information contact Dannielle Hill on (08) 99410050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pioneer Cemetery is a multicultural cemetery which saw the beginnings of the philosophy “one people, one future’. In the early days areas were allocated to difference religions and different races, with some plots being designated outside the consecrated for non believers. Later, racial segregation stopped and people were buried according to creed, not race. The oldest grave sites can be found to the left of the main entrance defined by a horseshoe pathway. To the immediate right are the remaining two grave sites of Afghanistan men and in the far left hand corner are the few remaining sites of the Asian section of the cemetery. the cemetery was closed in 1973, but some burials continued until officially gazetted closed in 1980.
A stroll through the cemetery will take you back in time as you locate the graves of those pioneers and read about their place in history.