Meekatharra Cemetery

On June 21, 1907, the town council organized a creation of a new cemetery, which continues to serve the community until today. It is easily accessible from the town on the Murchison Downs Road to the airport. This cemetery covers approximately five acres and is the final resting place for many, with 1330 interments across 1276 plots. This represents the local history that the Shire, in partnership with Chronicle, is actively working on to create a space where the public can engage with and appreciate their local heritage.

Enhancing Public Access and Engagement Chronicle's role in this project is to offer tools that facilitate a more profound emotional and educational bond between the community and their heritage. These resources are available through our online platform, encompassing, but not limited to:

  • Easier Access to Historical Records: With the digitization of cemetery records, including a comprehensive headstone survey, the members of the public can now easily trace their lineage and connect with their ancestors' stories.
  • Improved Navigation: The introduction of interactive digital GIS mapping and the use of drone aerial surveys make navigating the cemetery grounds more intuitive, ensuring that visitors can find their loved ones' resting places with ease and respect.

The digitization project between the Shire of Meekatharra and Chronicle shows the Shire’s dedication to preserving Meekatharra's history while embracing the future, ensuring that the town's stories and memories endure for generations to come. Visit the Meekatharra Cemetery’s online map on Chronicle here.

Image of the entrance of the Meekatharra Cemetery. In courtesy of Chronicle.