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Address: Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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Just a quick wander around the cemetery. There is both the Japanese and the Chinese cemetery right next door to each other but it took me a while to figure this out! The Japanese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Diane B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a quick wander around the cemetery. There is both the Japanese and the Chinese cemetery right next door to each other but it took me a while to figure this out! The Japanese one has the ornate headstones but the Chinese one has the big archway leading into it. They are both there so don't get confused!! If you... More 

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Thank Diane B
Swan Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful memory to those who died finding pearls. Kept in excellent condition & a tribute to those who maintain it. Although the headstones are in Japanese, you can appreciate the sentiments that must be expressed in the message.

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Thank george86
Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So many divers lost their lives during the pearling boom and a lot were Japanese there is over 900 graves here but there are also a lot that they do not know where they may be. I think it is worth a visit here, especially after the pearl lugger tour as it gives you an insight on what these people... More 

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Thank Graeme B
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A walk in this cemetery is a reminder of just how many mostly young men gave their lives to find the elusive pearl. Gravestone are in Japanese. But it is so moving. Brings to life Ted Egan's Nakamura song.

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Thank Herbie2219
Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I drop by every visit as I find this to be an excellent attraction where I can reflect on life and enjoy some peace and quiet. Definitely worth a look.

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Thank Philip E
Perth WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth visiting this cemetery to understand the hardships endured by the early pearlers. It is well maintained and a place of peace and great sadness. It prompted me to research and learn more about the history of Broome.

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Thank LynQPerth
Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cemetery offers a stark reminder of Broome's maritime history and the challenges of the pearl industry. It is beautifully laid out and has information plaques at the entrance. Worth visiting as a distinctive Broome landmark to understand its history.

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Thank Kerry C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As far as cemeteries go, this is well-laid out, organised and easy to view for all levels of ability. It is a shady, peaceful place and a respectful tribute to those who gave their lives to the pearl industry. Most of the tombstone text is in Japanese but if you have an app you might be able to translate. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a fascinating place to visit and understand more about the Broome area . . . very moving and so well maintained - really enjoyed the visit.

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Thank Janet F
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Japanese cemetry as part of our tour of Broome. It is an important part of its peraling history but sad to hear of so many lives lost.

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