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Headstones :18-August-2015
Headstones :18-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
The APEX Pioneer Memorial Park is a Federal and State project which commemorates the bicentenary of Australia in 1988. The park was the site of the cemetery attached to St. Xavier's Church and known as the Urch Street cemetery. The headstones are reminders of the early pioneers in the region. 

The Bicentenary marked the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney in 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip (1738–1814), commander of the First Fleet, established the foundations of a British colony at Sydney Cove on the 26 January 1788.


Address:Chapman Road & Phelps Street, APEX Pioneer Memorial Park, Geraldton, 6530
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.764806
Long: 114.616454
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
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APEX Pioneer Memorial Park

1788 -1988

Geraldton Heritage Trail
Apex Memorial Park 

This is the site of the former cemetery attached to St Francis Xavier's Church. The cemetery became overgrown when the church was dismantled and some headstones were moved here from the cemetery on Eastern Road.

The headstones are reminders of some of Geraldton`s earlier residents and notable events in the region, such as the outbreak of typhoid fever in the Murchison goldfields in 1895.

An Australian Bicentennial project with financial assistance from the State & Commonwealth governments. 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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