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Karrakatta is located on the Perth to Fremantle railway between Shenton Park and Loch Street stations. It is north and west of Nedlands. The name is a concatenation of two Aboriginal words, katta meaning hill and karra perhaps meaning a bird, an edible root, or an orchid. The whole of the suburb south of the railway is taken up by the Karrakatta Cemetery. To the north of the railway, the Irwin Army Barracks occupies the whole of the area


Karrakatta - Loch Street Station

Loch Street station looks bright today. September 2009. Photos Ref: KTTA001


Karrakatta - Cemetery Entrance

The entrance to Karrakatta Cemetery off Railway Road. The entrance is across the road from Karrakatta train station. Just inside the entrance off to the right is a cafeteria. Across the other side of the cemetery, near Smyth Road, is the war cemetery. December 2010. Photos Ref: KTTA002


Karrakatta - Cemetery Rest Area

This rather exquisite structure is a large type of gazebo. It is equipped with resting chairs and the walls are decorated with some details of the cemetery history. Rather a peaceful ambience and I suppose a welcome rest area particularly on a hot or a wet day. December 2010. Photos Ref: KTTA003


Karrakatta - Cemetery Graves

Some of the graves in the cemetery. Individual tomb markings and boundaries have given away to this open, grassed style. December 2010. Photos Ref: KTTA004


Karrakatta - Monumental Masons

Outside the cemetery and across the road is the Midland Monumental works, on Railway Road. December 2010. Photos Ref: KTTA005

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