Northam – 1927

Northam resident, A.J. Hope, wrote a letter to the council about an Aboriginal burial ground, which was the last resting place for about 20 Noongars. He described an Aboriginal funeral some forty years ago, ‘when the deceased had been buried with all his accoutrements and weapons’.[xxvii]  His suggestion to set aside an Aboriginal burial ground between the river and the grass tennis courts in Northam was dismissed.

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