Ratepayers Gazetteer -1900

The following is an extract from an excellent online Gazetteer sent to me by an OFH reader, John Pritchard. In the foreword the publishers confidentially exclaim that this, the first issue, will be an annual production. Each year getting bigger and better. Sadly this never came to be and it appears that this was the one and only edition.

This however doesn’t distract from the value to historians of this one issue. yes indeed some of the information on the towns it ‘Embraces’ (their wording) can be found in such places as the Western Australian Post Office Directories, but the details in this gazetteer is easier to follow and is more detailed.

Towns Embraced:- Southern Cross, Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie, Boulder, Kanowna, Bulong, Broad Arrow, Menzies, Mt Malcolm, Leonora, Laverton, Mt Morgans

For each town, as you will see from the example of Broad Arrow, Councillors and MP’s are listed first followed by local business. In the larger towns these are divided up into section such as ‘restaurants’ and ‘hotels’. Then follows a full list of ratepayers and then a list of all the mines in the area.

Broad Arrow.

MEMBERS FOR UPPER HOUSE-HONS. A. P. MATH ESOK, H. G. PARSONS,
AND A. G. JENKINS.
MEMBER FOR LOWER HOUSE-F. C. B. VOSPER, ESQ.   MAYOR-PAUL BERTHOLD, EsQ.
COUNCILLORS: Messrs. John Raffan, David Hatt, Claude S. Yeo, Martin
Murphy, J. P. Devlin, Thos. C. Elliott, W. J. Bonnin, D. G. Whyte, and Percy Fielding.
TOWN CLERK AND ENGINEER: Mr. James Campbell

GENERAL DIRECTORY.
Broad Arrow Livery Stables– ROBERT LEACH, proprietor. Buggies and turn-outs of all descriptions always on hire. ·wood and Stone carted, at, reasonable rates. Water sold and delivered.
Elliott’s Brewery– T. C. Elliott, brewer and proprietor, late of Coolgardie and Boulder.
Fagan’s Commercial Hotel- Hill street. First-class accommodation for travellers. Only best brands wines and spirits. Every attention and civility. R. FAGAN, proprietor.
Kilian, Charles-Bootmaker, Hill street,
Kurawa Hotel- Hill-street. The leading and oldest house in the district. Travellers will find every comfort, combined with excellent cuisine, shower and plunge baths;  good stabling. Dowding and TRUSCOTT, proprietors.
Mettam & Sons, W.-Pioneer Plumbers and Tinsmiths. Condensing plant work, viz., coolers, super-heatrs, piping, domes, etc, at reasonable rates. Plans supplied and estimates given. Patentees of Mettam’s Pneumatic Hand-shower.
Oliver & Seebeck-Aerated Water and Cordial Manufacturers; also at Paddington.
Pearson Bros.-General Blacksmiths and Wheelwrights, Duke and Forrest Streets. Charcoal, Coal {smithy) and Coke always on hand. All work guaranteed.
Raffan, John–Fruit and Produce Merchant; Chaff, Oats, Bran, Pollard,
and Wheat contractor and carrier. Horses, Drays and Wagons on hire. Hill street,  also at Paddington.
Yeo, C. S.-Sharebroker, Mining, Land, Estate, and General Commission Agent, 1 and 2 Hill End Chambers, Cleland -street.
Yeo Bros.-Newsagents, Booksellers, Stationers, Tobacconists and Fancy Goods, Hill-street.

Ratepayers on Roll for Year 1900. Numbers 79

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BROAD ARROW MINES.

Arrow Proprietary, Ltd.
Brookman Golden Arrow, Ltd.
Credo Gold Mines, Ltd.
Duke Regent
Kingsley Hall Consolidated
Minnie Palmer S.
New Kingsley H all Reward
Niobe
Royal Standard
Turn o’t the Tide
Also a number of alluvial mines.

Broad Arrow Councillors

The address for the full edition is:- http://purl.slwa.wa.gov.au/slwa_b1883744_105.pdf

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My name is Moya Sharp, I live in Kalgoorlie Western Australia and have worked most of my adult life in the history/museum industry. I have been passionate about history for as long as I can remember and in particular the history of my adopted home the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Through my website I am committed to providing as many records and photographs free to any one who is interested in the family and local history of the region.

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