Menzies Cemetery

Menzies is a small town about an hour’s drive north of Kalgoorlie. A short distance from the town is the old cemetery. The metal grave markers are unlike anything I’ve seen in Australian cemeteries before. Perhaps they were easier and cheaper to transport. The decorative cribs and niches remind me of Mexico, where love and attention is lavished on departed loved ones, and ornate metal work is often used for niches and decorations for the celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead).

1908 Metal & Stone
1910 Metal Grave Marker
1911 Metal Grave
1928 Metal Grave Marker
Wire and ceramic wreath (probably from a glass domed grave decoration) hangs on a grave fence
Fence & Wreath
In Loving Remembrance
Metal Crib
On the right, an ornate rusted marker, and on the left a galvanised iron marker held in place by a stone.
Two Graves, Menzies Cemetery