Thursday Island Cemetery

Thursday Island & Horn Island

This heritage-listed cemetery includes the graves of more than 600 Japanese pearl divers and a memorial erected by the Japanese consulate in 1979. Look out for the memorial to Bernard Namok, designer of the Torres Strait flag.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Thursday Island & Horn Island attractions

1. Gab Titui Cultural Centre


The superb Gab Titui Cultural Centre, near the ferry dock on Thursday Island, houses a contemporary gallery displaying the cultural history of the Torres…

3. Green Hill Fort

0.65 MILES

The highest point on Thursday Island, Green Hill is home to the well-preserved remains of a 19th-century fort, built in 1891 in preparation for a possible…

4. Torres Strait Heritage Museum

2.43 MILES

Fascinating educational tours revealing the island's significant and all-but-forgotten military history, including fixed gun sites and aircraft wrecks,…