Acknowledgements - Resources

We’d like to thank

All our wonderful volunteers past and present, who without their knowledge and dedication this project would not have been a possibility.

The Bendigo Bank in Capel who with the assistance of a community grant, assisted with the funding to create this website.

The Shire of Capel and the Iluka Capel Public Library staff who provide access to the Ron Maidment Archive Room in which our group meets fortnightly, and supports our endeavors to tell the stories of those resting in the Capel Cemetery.

We would also like to thank Paul Stevenson from Geographe Underground Services (GUS) who spend two days with the Capel District Project Team in May 2022 surveying the cemetery using a Ground Penetrating Radar in the search the for unknown and unmarked graves.  This information is vital to enable the team to start our next project to ” Mark and Honor” those graves without a grave marker.

The Bunbury Cemetery Board who have kindly funded our lastest project to “Mark and Honor” those within the Capel Cemetery without a visable marker or headstone. If you would like to read more about the “Mark and Honor” project please go the the “About Us” section of this website for the full story and work to commence in 2023.


Resources – click on links

Ron Maidment Archive Room

Shire of Capel

Just a Horse Ride Away – A History of the Shire of Capel and its people – by Valerie Krantz and Diana Chase



My Heritage – Photo Restoration 

Family Search 

Find my Past 

Trove Newspapers Advanced 

Birth/Death/Marriage – Western Australia (BDM)
Birth 1841-1932 – Death 1841 – 1971 – Marriage 1841 – 1936

Oz Burials (Lorraine’s Cemetery Burial Records Pages) – Western Australia 

Find a Grave 

Billion Graves 

Australian Cemeteries 

Collections WA – Shire of Capel – Photographs 

State Library of Western Australia 

WA Post Office Directory 1893 – 1949 

WA Police Gazettes 1876 -1900 

National Archives of Australia – NAA 

NAA – Defence and War Records Search (name search)

Passenger Arrival Records 1898 – 1972 

WA Metropolitan Cemeteries Board – name search 

WA Reverse Marriages lookup 

Carnamah Historical Society and Museum 

Carnamah Historical Society and Museum – Car rego lookup

Busselton Family History Society 

Dardanup Heritage Collective

Outback Grave Markers

The Ryerson Index 

WA Now and Then 

World War 2 Nominal Roll 

2/4TH Machine Gun Battalion 

Bunbury Cemetery (Burial and Cremation Records) 

SRO – State Records Office 

SRO Maps i.e. Capel      16.6.1856 

Fremantle Prison History – convict database


Friends of Battye Library (view -Convict Records of WA, Bicentennial Dictionary of WA, Bibliography of WA History, Australia’s Last Convicts) 

Lonely Graves of Western Australia 

Australian Cemeteries 

Royal Western Australian Historical Society – Photo Search 

Australian Death Notice Archive 

Dead Person’s Society
Passenger ships arriving in Australasian Ports WA 1829 -1889
Western Australian Contingents – Serving in Boer War

Outback Family History 

Bunbury Geographe Motor Museum

Bunbury Museum + Heritage Centre

Bunbury Heritage Walk 

Anzac Heroes 

Western Australian Museum – Welcome Wall 

Brady Family Tree 

inherit – State Heritage Office

Hansard Archive – Parliament of WA 1870 -1995 

Landgate – History of Town Names 

Landgate – maps viewer

Harvey History Online 

Australind Family History Society free family history records of Australian Ancestors

Family History WA – Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) 

Enrolled Pensioner Force WA 

West Australian Biographical Index – WABI

Karridale Baptism and Cemetery 1898-1916

WA School Index 1891 -2005

Parkhurst Boys 

WA Ship Arrivals 1898 – 1926 

WA Surname List 


Parish Register Transcriptions-UK, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands – 1538 to 1837

Free BDM – find UK births deaths and marriages 1837 – 1983

Old Occupation Names

FIBIS – Families in British India Society

Wie Was Wie – Dutch Records

Papers Past – New Zealand Newspapers

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