East Perth Cemeteries Walking Tour: Strong Women of the 19th Century - National Trust WA
East Perth Cemeteries, on Whadjuk Noongar Country in an area known as Martellup, was the site of the first colonial burial ground in Perth. In 1829 a general cemetery was established, followed by six more of different denominations, plus one for felons, until the closure of the eight cemeteries in 1899.
More than 10,000 people who died in colonial Perth are buried here, from the wealthy and prominent, to the poor and unknown.
To mark the 2023 Australian Heritage Festival and Boorloo Heritage Festival, we’re offering a special walking tour: Strong Women of the 19th Century. Learn more about the women buried or associated with the cemeteries and the adversities they faced. Tour numbers are limited, and bookings are essential.
Alternatively, make the most of free entry from 2.30 to 3.30 pm to take a leisurely stroll, reflect on loved ones lost and appreciate the stories this place has to offer.
Due to the nature of the grounds, there is limited accessibility off the main paths. We ask that you get in contact via email@example.com or call (08) 9321 6088 to make arrangements prior to booking. Please also be aware that the terrain on the grounds is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.
Event Details: Suitable for Ages 12+; Tickets - Adult: $15 Concession: $12 Children (5+): $10 Family Group of 4 (children 5-17 years): $40 National Trust Member: $5; Bookings Required
16 Apr | Tours will run between 2pm - 2:45pm and 3:30pm - 4:15pm
East Perth Cemeteries, Bronte St
East Perth WA 6004