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.
More information about
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
Photographed: Sep 2009
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or GoogleEarth map application for Old Onslow. (What's this?)
All the cemeteries
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