The images on this page will take a little while to load ... but it's well worth the wait!

While waiting to see the 'big picture', why not take a moment to read some
important information about using this site.

If you've paid us a visit before,
feel free to proceed through to the cemetery.



This site has been designed to operate with either Netscape or Windows Explorer in their default settings with java enabled. It is best viewed with your screen size set to 800 x 600.

(It will work with the older 640 x 480 screen size ... just not as well!)

The main pages throughout the site have a menu panel running down the left-hand side with additional navigation points placed at various intervals down the page and at the bottom.

The only other trick to using this site involves the various pop-up windows which you will encounter along the way. Be sure to close / exit these windows each time before continuing your exploration of the main site.

No serious harm will be done if you ignore this warning, but you will find that the next pop-up window will not appear. It will be there, but it will be minimized in the background and you will find it on the tool bar at the bottom of your screen as an additional browser icon.

This site has been designed with a range of users in mind and information has been presented at various levels. School students and casual tourists may be satisfied with a quick tour of the main pages, but more serious students and researchers will benefit from the links to additional information which is presented on the pop-up pages.

Since many visitors will be arriving from elsewhere in Australia and overseas, I have gone to the trouble of transcribing most of the primary records and have made them available in the pop-up windows mentioned above.

Although this site has been mainly designed around Western Australia's historic East Perth Cemeteries, in the future it will also serve as a jumping off point for further cemetery research, and a growing list of URLs has been provided to link up with other Australian cemetery sites as they come on line.

There is more to the story of this project and first-time visitors are urged to read on, but for those who have been here before, or who suffer from a short attention span, a navigation link is coming up next.

Enjoy your visit ... remember to call again ... and tell your friends about the site.


Enough, take me back. I'll sit and watch the images loading!



This web-site represents the thesis component of a Graduate Diploma in Applied Cultural Heritage Studies at Curtin University in Western Australia. The normal course requirement was a major written work, but in this case, I was permitted to explore the relatively new options provided by the internet and the world wide web.

The initial aim was to create a virtual heritage trail around the East Perth Cemeteries and as you will find, that component has been given much attention, but as the project progressed, it became increasingly obvious that a supporting series of pages would be advantageous, if not essential.

The target audience for this project was identified as ranging from primary and secondary school students through to family historians, heritage professionals and local historians. With that wide range of visitors in mind, the site was designed to provide various levels of information and at the same time, to give an attractive and interesting way of presenting that information.

To meet the requirements of my Diploma, traditional elements such as a bibliography and referencing still had to be provided and a great deal of original research had to be undertaken.

One of the big advantages of this presentation is that it has been made available to the general public, both at home and abroad, at minimal cost. The alternative would have been for it gather dust on a lecturer's bookshelf.

Since my special interest is family and local history, I have designed this series of web pages to start off the cemetery arm of the Perth DPS web pages. It is a well established genealogical web-site and is well known around the world. These cemetery pages should not only complement the information that is already on the DPS site, but should attract more visitors than they would if they were to stand alone.

Special thanks must be given to Joan O'Donovan in Sydney who has provided technical assistance with this project when asked and her co-operation is one more testimony to the way the internet has made our world that much smaller.

Enjoy your visit ... remember to call again ... and tell your friends about the site.


Beam me up Scotty!