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East Perth Cemeteries walking tour: Strong women of the 19th century

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 in or associated with the cemeteries and the adversities they faced.

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.

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.

Event date

Event Details

Bronte Street, East Perth, Western Australia

Enter at the main gates on Bronte Street.


• 2.00 to 2.45 pm: Walking tour 1 (fees apply, bookings essential)
• 2.30 to 3.30 pm: Free entry (no booking required)
• 3.30 to 4.15 pm: Walking tour 2 (fees apply, bookings essential)

Entry fees:
Adults $ 15, Children $ 10.00, Concession $ 12, Family $ 40.00, Members $ 5.00
Prebooking requiredhttps://nationaltrustwa.rezdy.com/534351/east-perth-cemeteries-walking-tour
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Paid street parking is available or travel free on the Yellow CAT bus