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VIDEO: An Australian Bush Cemetery.

A venture deep into the Great Dividing Range of New South Wales to visit a tiny Pioneer Bush Cemetery which served a gold and silver mining community. The town was wiped out in the bushfires of 1939 and was never rebuilt. It is a poignant reminder of the harsh conditions faced by our hardy pioneers in the late 19th Century.

Parque das Cerejeiras in Jardim Angela, Brazil

The Memorial Cemetery Parque das Cerejeiras in Jardim Angela, Brazil, is a relatively new & modern cemetery complex. It was designed by Crisa Santos Arquitectos, the cemetery strikes alternately peaceful and playful tones by combining spaces of quiet reflection with bold, sculptural elements in dialogue with the surrounding park. The park totals an area of 300,000 square meters.

Ramahyuck Cemetery Perry Bridge, Australia

In the 1860s Presbyterians set up a mission on the Avon River near Lake Wellington, Victoria, Australia. The area was known as  Ramahyuck, populated by the Gunaikurnai people. The missionaries set about  encouraging the Gunaikurnai to give up their freedom and culture for (as the Europeans saw it) protection, food and Christianity. The process was authoritarian and did not allow any tribal customs or ceremonies. Today all that remains of the mission is the Ramahyuck Cemetery, but a sense of what was can be had by exploring the Bataluk Cultural Trail.

Coober Pedy, South Australia, Two Cemeteries

Cooper Pedy is a small opal mining town on the Stuart Highway in the north of South Australia. It is about 850km north of South Australia's capital, Adelaide. Despite many of Coober Pedy's 1,700 residents living in dug outs and underground, they have two cemeteries; the "First Cemetery" and the "Boot Hill" cemetery. The latter holds most interests for tourist and grey nomads due to the local characters buried in it and the many quirky headstones.

Waterfall (Garrawarra or Garrawanna) Cemetery, NSW, AU

Waterfall General Cemetery – also known as Garrawarra (or Garrawanna) Cemetery – is located north west of Helensburgh, in the northern-most part of the Wollongong local government area.  This cemetery was used from 1909 to 1949 as a burial site for over 2000 tuberculosis patients from the nearby Waterfall Sanatorium, which operates today as the Garrawarra Centre for Aged Care.

ED: different NSW government and historical sources refer to the site as GARRAWARRA or GARRAWANNA. We are unclear as to which is correct.

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