Pioneer Cemetery Mullewa
Situated approximately 1 km to the north of Mullewa on the Mullewa-Carnarvon Road is the Pioneer Cemetery.
At the western end is a grave and altar erected by Hawes in memory of Iris McDermott, the daughter of the Mullewa nurse/midwife Maggie McDermott. She took ill and died suddenly at the Mullewa Convent in 1916.
Traditionally on All Souls Day mass would be celebrated on this altar.
In 1924, one of Hawes’s altar boys, twelve year old Selby Arnold, drowned in the town dam. Once again Hawes, with great compassion, designed and decorated the grave site. This grave can be seen close to the altar with the inscription on one side, ‘When though shalt pass through the waters I will be with thee’. (Isaiah Ch 43 V 2)
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Visiting the Cemetery
The cemetery is located north of Mullewa on the Mullewa-Carnarvon Rd and open to the public.