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Lake Austin Cemetery.
contributed by JockSwa, taken on 12 September 2013
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Lake Austin Cemetery is another of those old pioneer cemeteries that languishes in remote spots, often forlorn and forgotten. It is near Great Northern Highway but is not very easily spotted from the road. This tiny cemetery dates from the late 19th century when gold mining was in its infancy in the district but was developing strongly. Mines were dotted around the area and a railway was laid to as far north as Meekatharra. The Day Dawn Mine and rail-stop was just downline from the cemetery, which is next to the old rail formation. Smaller mines operated nearby. There are now only three grave markers standing here, but a list of those interred is attached to the surrounding fence.
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