Balbarrup Pioneer Cemetery

Perup Road
Manjimup, Manjimup Shire, Western Australia, Australia
Memorials 20 added (10% photographed)

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A small pioneer cemetery Situated on the east side of the Wilgarup Creek, on Perup Road near Manjimup, WA.

Legend has it that the cemetery was started there after 2 men, who were camped on the site one night, suffocated after having lit a fire in their tent to keep warm.

The Giblett’s and Muir’s of Dingup, Balbarrup and Fernhill, and other early settlers in the area, are buried in this cemetery. Possibly the earliest burial after the two unknown men was John Giblett Jnr - who died in 1862. The latest recorded burial was for Ethel Thompson (who was a Deeside Muir) in 1979.

Some of the graves have traditional headstones and graves, while others are marked by small cement, stone or metal markers. These later ones are not easily read or found.

There is a Memorial Cairn with a brass plaque commemorating the early pioneers of the district and this lists those early settlers and their children that are known to buried there.


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GPS Coordinates: -34.21707, 116.20784

  • Added: 2 Feb 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2602579