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Address: Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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Eyeopener

A great eye opener to the amount of olives lost during the early pearling era and the subsequent cyclones. Sad to see the headstones are all mostly damaged and some not fixed at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Bunbury, Australia
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Bunbury, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A great eye opener to the amount of olives lost during the early pearling era and the subsequent cyclones. Sad to see the headstones are all mostly damaged and some not fixed at all.

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Cemeteries are sad places and this one has many, many grave sites of Japanese pearlers. It will inform travellers and locals of a time not long ago.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Well arranged and respectful. Interesting headstones but all in Japanese. Some information in English at entrance. Next to Chinese Cemetery and Broome Cemetery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Japanese cemetery gave an incredible feeling when you walked through the gates, you could feel the respect for those buried there in the way the cemetery was laid out and presented. Well worth a visit if you are in Broome

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Was there on a day trip around Broome sights and was interested in its historical perspective as well as the various reasons for the different shaped headstones.....hint..avoid the heat of the day ..there was a coffee and drink wagon there for some refreshments

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Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Such a serene place. A place to reflect even if you dont understand the Japanese language. The loss of life and the pearling industry.

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New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We lived in Japan for four years in the '80s, and I felt as if we were back in Aioyama Cemetery when we approached. It was lovely to see the Japanese characters on the headstones.

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North Lakes, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We took time to walk through this final resting place for so many so far from their home land. They came for the pearling industry and some bought their families too. A short stop to take a look and the headstones are etched into some lovely natural stone.

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Wonthaggi, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great part of the background and history to Broome, tour guide was great and gave out lots of local knowledge and showed the hard and often very short life, the pearlers led.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Interesting story from the guide on how so many japanese divers die looking for pearl shells. Very sad.

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