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NOBILI Oresti - This is the only grave with a memorial. (ABOVE) Died 12 Apr 1897 age 25yrs, Died from Typhoid after being in Western Australia for only 12 months. Born in Geelong VIC, the son of Oresti Nobili - Coolgardie death cert 85/1897 (Erected by his sister)

NORTHEY David, Died 13 Feb 1900 age 4 days, Father David NORTHEY (Cordial Manufacturer), Mother Annie Christina nee CHAMBERS– Broad Arrow death cert 6/1900

HEFFERMAN James Died 10 Feb 1897 at Black Flag on the Mt Margaret Goldfields, buried at Black Flag Cemetery by his mates. Struck by lightning.

NUNN George Edmund Louis Giangiacomo Died 13 Mar 1898 age 11 weeks from enteritis, Father: Robert Edmund NUNN (jeweller) , Mother Clementine M E A B GIANGIACOMO: Broad Arrow death cert 5/1898

SHERLOCK Patrick Died 7 Dec 1896 age 54, killed by an explosion on the  Talisman GM at Black Flag. He had lived in New Zealand for 20yrs and had been in WAust for 1 yr. He was born in Tipperary, Ireland, the son of Maria (nee O'Rourke) and John Sherlock, Farmer. At the age of 47 he married Mary Ann LLOYD in West Port New Zealand. They had one child, Patrick aged 1yr 10mths- East Coolgardie death cert Reg 1/1897

TAGUCHI Fivhio/Futhio/Tivhio, Died 5 Jul 1897 age 38, A carpenter who died from broncho pneumonia after an illness of 4 weeks. He was born in Japan and had been in W Aust for 2 years – Broad Arrow death cert Reg 1/1897

WOOLCOCK William,Died 3 Jun 1896 age 62. A miner who died of capillary bronchitis. He had lived in South Australia for 30 yrs and had been in W Aust for 6 months – East Coolgardie 89/1897 BA – Broad Arrow Registry District

NOTE 1:- There is a signboard at the Black Flag Cemetery which states there is also a person buried there by the name of E Tucker, 27 Feb 1896. In the Kalgoorlie Miner there is a news item on that date that states, E Tucker died on route to Coolgardie, this information was supplied buy the 'Black Flag' correspondent. However further research has show that this is Edward TUCKER, aged 53yrs, a carpenter, who died of peritonitis on the Black Flag Road on the 21 Feb 1896, he is buried in the Coolgardie Cemetery.

NOTE 2:- Also on the signboard is the name of Eric WATSON 26 Jun 1896. There is an article in the Kalgoorlie Miner of this date saying there was an accident at the Black Flap Proprietry GM and that a man called Eric WESTON was killed. He was taken to the Coolgardie Hospital where he died, he is buried also in the Coolgardie Cemetery. The following item is from:- TheCoolgardie Miner 24th June 1896

TheCoolgardie Miner 24th June 1896

NOTE 3: The sign also states that the only headstone is of Oresti NOBILE but the correct spelling is NOBILI:- See Below

Memorial to Oresti NOBILI
Memorial to Oresti NOBILI


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