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Japanese Cemetery

Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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“pearl divers” (12 reviews)
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Port Drive | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6275, Australia
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"pearling industry"
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"pearl divers"
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"grave stones"
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"lost their lives"
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"sad reminder"
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"respectful place"
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"sad place"
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"resting place"
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting history"
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"early days"
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"quick visit"
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"cable beach"
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"headstones"
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"buried"
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"contribution"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting to see all these graves of Chinese and Japanese in separate cemeteries and how each I’d different to the other

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing look at the local history. The tombstones show that the community was a significant part of Broome.

Thank Rudi O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour bus stopped here for a few minutes and it was helpful to have our guide explain something of Broome’s past before its transformation into a tourist destination. The early pearling industry shaped early Broome and the cemetery gives testimony to the hazards of...More

Thank Joy C
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

It probably says more about me but not a lot to see here bar headstones with Japanese writing on them. I'd suggest a tour or some sort of guide before visiting. Very well maintained though.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Make sure you wear a hat and take water to drink as it is usually hot. Very interesting looking at the old graves.

Thank Jo S
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

There are guides who will tell you that the 900+ people buried here were all divers who died trying to get oyster shells for the mother-of-pearl (nacre) and their occasional lucky natural pear. This is incorrect. Some 30 graves are of divers. The remainder were...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

We went there ourselves with no tour. It was good and dot think we needed one. Its impressive. Most of stones are very nice and artistic. I’d recommend a quick visit.

1  Thank Paliza K
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

The Broome cemetery has a Japanese section that has been rebuilt and fenced following vandalism. Credit has to go to BCC for how well the cemetery has been repaired.

1  Thank DiggerDeals
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Nothing really much to see or learn - unless you can read Japanese, but an important part of Broome, and Western Australian, history and it should not be missed. Stop by for 15 minutes to walk through the cemetery and reflect on the difficulties faced...More

1  Thank natralatraveller
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We spent an hour of so walking through this cemetary. It is very open so wear a hat if the day is hot. Most of the headstones were made from local rock and some of them had dates in English which made it a lot...More

1  Thank AussieJanEtte
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