Japanese Cemetery, Broome

Discover Broome’s interesting history, based on the exploits of the men and women who developed the pearling industry in the 1880s, by joining a guided tour of Japanese Cemetery. The riches taken from the sea did not come easily, and this historic cemetery is the resting place of more than 900 Japanese who lost their lives diving for the precious pearls. Many more were lost at sea, and the exact number of deaths is unknown. With its rows of simple headstones, the cemetery is a humble reminder of those intrepid immigrants who lived and died trying to conquer Australia’s seas. Arrange your visit to Japanese Cemetery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Broome using our Broome travel route planner.
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  • Chinese, Muslim, malays, Japanese and Roman Catholic (not sure if it was truly Catholic) cemetery in a separated with fences. You can walk from one section to the other. Very nice and interesting to see.
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  • Loved our visit to this beautifully laid cemetery. Sad history but so worth a visit. Chinese and local cemetery all next to one another too. This makes for an ideal experience in being able to observe...  more »
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  • A landmark of Broome's incredible Pearling History and the people that lost their lives pearl diving in hard hat helmets. Also helps to explain Broome's special multicultural community.
  • Those who are interested in the Pearl industry, should look at the Japanese cemetery. Steeped in history.
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