The original town of Onslow was abandoned around 1925 after one too many cyclones. A new town was built on the other side of the bay. The ruins are Old Onslow, and are (apparently) accessible by car. We only reached the outskirts and found the remnants of trivia markers for some parts of town which themselves had been bleached white. There is a book in the Onslow Museum with the burial records for Old Onslow cemetery. The introduction page is below.
From "edge of Empire"
by Martyn and Audrey Webb
Settlement of the north-west began in 1884 by Walter Padbury, which ended in 1885 with the gazetting of the townsite and port of Onslow at the Ashburton river mouth.
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Shire of Ashburton - history of Onslow
Warlu Way - Onslow
Australian Explorer - Onslow attractions
Travelling Oz - Onslow
Onslow Sun Chalets Things to do in and around Onslow
Flight Centre - Old Town Site of Onslow
Find-a-grave: Old Onslow Cemetery
BillionGraves: Old Onslow Pioneer Cemetery
Australian Cemeteries: Old Onslow Cemetery
OzBurials: Onslow Cemetery
WA Heritage Council: Old Onslow Townsite
CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN : OLD ONSLOW CEMETERY
Australian Cemeteries Index: Cemetery 5901 - Old Onslow Pioneer
In Remembrance: Old Onslow Cemetery Burials : a Tribute to the Pioneers of Old Onslow who Lie at Rest Beneath the Spinifex and Sandhills in this Near Forgotten Outpost
sWA Here and Now: Onslow
Trove: 9-Nov-1922 Onslow
Australia's NorthWest : Old Onslow and Onslow heritage trail
Lonely Graves of Western Australia
council news: Old Onslow Conservation Works at Cemetery and Police Complex
State Library WA: Cumming, D.A. (Denis Arthur), 1923-1995. Title Old Onslow, August 1994 [picture]
Going With The Flow In Old Onslow...
Tourezi: Old Town Site (Old Onslow)
2016 Hobbitt's big lap : OLD ONSLOW, Western Australia
Photographed: Sep 2009
Names in cemetery order
Names in alphabetical order
Select images from the left. Displayed images are scaled down to fit on the screen, but full-size images can be obtained by clicking.
or GoogleEarth map application for Old Onslow. (What's this?)
All the cemeteries
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