The Jewish community in town dates from about 1900 when the unlocked cemetery began. No other towns used this site. The town is an old gold mining town that once had 8,000 people in 1900 and now has about 140. The nearest Jewish community is in Perth 700 kilometers away. The cemetery is one of nine remote cemeteries in the State of Western Australia that has Jewish burials. Source - Survey by Warren and Brenda Austin completed on 24 December 2005. Address: 2 Gifford Way, Dianella, Western Australia, Australia 6059, Australia. telephone: 61 8 9375 3181. email:
- Sandstone General Cemetery: Jewish Section. Located in the Shire of Sandstone, 27°59' S 119°17' E, the current town population is 120 with no Jews. Postal address of cemetery: c/o Sandstone Shire Council, Sandstone, W.A., Australia. Cemetery records are recorded in ledger in Shire Office.
The Shire maintains the site with two graves. The rural outback mining community location is flat ground within the municipal cemetery. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all and marked by a sign. The still active cemetery has a continuous wire fence and an unlocked gate. The Jewish section still could be used. Maintenance: remarking of graves, clearing bush by Warren and Brenda Austin from Perth, W.A. in September 2005. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem. Source - Survey by Warren and Brenda Austin [December 2005]
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