Mining accidents were tragically common. Isolation meant that fresh water, fruit, vegetables and sanitation was often in short supply.
Typhoid was a constant part of life that took the lives of many children.
The Silverton Historical Cemetery is a final resting place for some of the pioneers of the region.
Fenced in 1888, the historical site and cannot be disturbed.
A separate section has been established for the local residents to be interred.