“Stumble across a grave from 1897 and imagine Australia's heady gold rush days.”
Near Norseman, in Western Australia's southeast, sit 550 million-year-old Dundas Rocks, and a mystifying Lone Grave. It’s a leisurely bush walk to see the ancient rock formations and the remains of the old ghost town, Dundas, which came and went in twenty years in the gold rush days. If you continue along the walking trail to the end of Lake Dundas the lone grave of a seven-month-old baby can be found. It belongs to Stanley Whitehead who died in 1897. The timber headstone and guard rails cut out of bush timber stand as the only proof that the site was once inhabited, and is an eerie sign of the tough times of the gold rush days. The Dundas Coach Road Heritage Trail offers more information about this historic region, which ends at the Lone Grave. Maps of the trail are available from the Norseman Tourist Bureau. Dundas Rocks and the Lone Grave are a 15-minute drive south of Norseman, which is an eight hour drive southeast of Perth. And they're even more spectacular in the wild flower season.
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