Kookynie Cemetery

Kookynie was first discovered by prospectors in 1895, one of whom was W. A. Miller who took up the Englishman lease on 25th June 1895. Miller sold the lease to the Cosmopolitan Proprietary Ltd in 1897. This resulted in the virtual existence of Kookynie. The population grew at an astounding rate. In 1905 it was home to 1500 people with 6 hotels, electric streetlights, public baths, brewery and many brick buildings. Today there is only the one working pub and a population of approximately 15 people.

                                                                                                                       KOOKYNIE PUBLIC CEMETERY (Reserve 7839)
BY-LAWS.
Department of Lands and Surveys, Perth, 11th February, 1904.
HIS Excellency the Governor in Executive Council has been plea5ed to approve of the following By-laws under the provisions of" The Cemeteries Act, 1897" (61st Vict., No, 23), and of "'The Cemeteries Act, 1899" (63rd Vict., No. 38), for the management of the Kookynie Public Cemetery (Reserve 7839).
R. CECIL CLIFTON,
Under Secretary for Lands.

[Government Gazette of Western Australia No 12 Friday February 26 1904]

APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEES.
Cemeteries Act, 1897, and Amending Acts.
Kookynie Cemetery, Reserve 7839.
Department of Lands and Surveys,
Corr. 6057/01. Perth, 17th October, 1913.
HIS Excellency the Governor in Executive Council has been pleased to appoint, under the provisions of "The Cemeteries Act, 1897" and amending Acts, the undermentioned gentlemen to act as Trustees of the Kookynie Public Cemetery, Reserve No. 7839:-
Robert Crawford, Claud Laffer, and Robert Peene; vice Rev. E. A. Jones, Coulson Savory, and John Buckley, who have left the District.
R. CECIL CLIFTON,
Under Secretary for Lands.

[Government Gazette of Western Australia No 57 Friday October 17 1913]

CEMETERIES ACT 1986
Cemeteries (Menzies and Kookynie Cemeteries Closure) Order 2016

Made by the Governor in Executive Council under section 4(2) of the Act.

1. Citation - This order is the Cemeteries (Menzies and Kookynie Cemeteries Closure) Order 2016.

2. Commencement - This order comes into operation as follows -- (a) clauses 1 and 2 -- on the day on which this order is published in the Gazette;

(b) the rest of the order -- on the day after that day.

3. Terms used - In this order -- Kookynie Cemetery means the Kookynie Cemetery (Reserve 7839) also known as the Kookynie Public Cemetery; Menzies Cemetery means the Menzies Cemetery (Reserve 3348) also known as the Menzies General Cemetery and the Menzies Public Cemetery.

4. Kookynie Cemetery closed - (1) The Kookynie Cemetery is closed. (2) Burials in the Kookynie Cemetery must be discontinued wholly after the day on which this clause comes into operation.

5. Menzies Cemetery closed - (1) The Menzies Cemetery is closed. (2) Burials in the Menzies Cemetery must be discontinued wholly after the day on which this clause comes into operation.

[Government Gazette of Western Australia No. 164. 13 September 2016]

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