The Pioneer Cemetery was used from 1892 to 1894 after which the current cemetery one kilometre to the south-west was established.
Agnes Holland and Richard John Holland are buried here. Holland is renowned for pushing through a track from Broomehill to Coolgardie allowing prospectors arriving in Western Australia by ship to start their trek to the goldfields from Albany, a considerably shorter distance than travelling on to Fremantle and heading East from there. Over time this became known as the Holland Track.
The Pioneer Cemetery is considered to be of such importance it is on the State Heritage Register, the Register of the National Estate and has been classified by the National Trust.
Coolgardie Cemetery is often confused with the Coolgardie Pioneer Cemetery.