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Japanese Cemetery

Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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Ranked #13 of 23 attractions in Broome
Type: Cemeteries
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- Jul 1, 2014
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Seaton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

During WW2 the Japanese Divers were sent to Cowra in New South Wales. This cemetery reflects the number of young men who died some within a few days of arrival as they dived for the precious pearl bearing oyster and the shell to make pearl buttons. The cemetery was badly vandalised during the war and thereafter and was restored as... More

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Buderim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

So interesting to see the graves of so many of the divers who had perished getting these wonderful living things. Very sad to see some of the ages of those lost in this very dangerous job so that we can enjoy the benefits.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It reminds you that there is another world out there. Compare these graves site to the rest of the cemetery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Sad and beautiful place. The headstones, made from the local rock are unique. It was a shame to see there were still some graves which had lost their plaques.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

The Japanese were pioneers of the pearling industry in Broome. Their presence and story is a very important part of this area's history. The cemetery is one part of this rich cultural heritage. Well worth a visit. Well done to the Broome Council for a very good upkeep of this wonderful attraction.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Mature age couple who have visited this site for the second time following our initial visit in 2007. We find it interesting to visit and a timely reflection on the Japanese contribution to the Pearl Industry. Lovely to see it kept so neat, clean and cared for. Along with the Chinese cemetery and the major cemetery there. Is some interesting... More

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Bondi, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Japanese Cemetery is an ordered, formal site which recognises the positive input from Japanese pearlers in Broome's early days. The bravery of the pearlers is remarkable considering many of them perished in cyclones and from the bends. the cemetery has a shaded bench in the centre which is remarkably cool on a baking hot day.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you are into history this is an interesting place to visit. It is a cemetery and so that is what you get. Out in the open and very hot so take a hat!

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A bit disappointed with this as we could not read any of the headstones. They are all written in Japanese. So we could not get a feel for their lives in Broome. But they were well kept and tidy.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One of the places which must be visited when in Broome. Interesting to see how this cemetery is well-maintained.

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