New Zealand War Cemetery

Cemetery in Bourail

Image by Craig McLachlan Lonely Planet

Nine kilometres east of Bourail on RT1 is the well-tended New Zealand War Cemetery, where over 200 NZ soldiers killed in the Pacific during WWII are buried. NZ troops set up a hospital in the area during the war, and many locals received free medical care there.

A ceremony is held at the cemetery on the Saturday closest to Anzac Day (25 April) and local children place a flower on each grave.


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