Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Rottnest Island Cemetries

The original European white settlers of Rottnest are laid to rest in a marked graveyard, where sandstone headstones have been carved by hand for their loved ones.

In marked contrast, the Aboriginal prisoners taken here to serve sentence and work on the island for the Europeans, were buried in this wooded area of the island. It was only been acknowledged as sacred ground in the early 90's.

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