Broome Pioneer Cemetery (Seamen's Cemetery, Seafarer's Cemetery)
Broome Pioneer Cemetery comprises 11 graves and a number of memorial plots
and commemorative sites. The pioneer graves have headstones and two graves
have palisade surrounds.
The first graves on the site were of men who had died at sea. The first
burial took place in 1883, the same year that Broome was gazetted as a town.
Pemberton Walcott (1883), Inspector of Pearl Fisheries, Sub-Collector of
Revenue and an Officer of Customs; pearler Matthew Forrest (1884) brother of
John and Alexander Forrest and pearler Edward Cokayne Chippindall (1886).