Tonsorial Artists – the Mickle Brothers

The Mickle brothers have established a dynasty of Hairdressers (Tonsorial Artists) and tobacconists in Western Australia. Starting in the Murchison and Northern Goldfields the five brothers had premises in Menzies, Mt Magnet, Kookynie, Laverton and Wiluna and Meekatharra. They would also open a business in Narrogin in later years. Laverton Mercury (Laverton, WA : 1899 […]

Grand Variety Entertainment

Presbyterian Concert Party November 6th 1948 – In aid of the ‘New Church Building Fund’ Names Mentioned:- Mrs Hoffman, Mrs FredA Jolly, Ian Rutherford, Gordon Williams, Les Delamotte, Janet Laird, Joy Johnson, Ron Lambert, Betty Norton, Hazel Bailey, Nancy Plaisted, Ian Greenwood, Rev A Macliver, Mrs Maclivder, Heather Macliver , W J Adams, Rex Macliver

Hotels of Peak Hill – from Paul Cribb

As you all know I am always on the lookout for new photos of  Goldfields hotels. I would like to thank Paul Cribb for sending me the following great photos to add the the collection and to go on the web site.   Travelling on the Murchison, The Freemasons Hotel, Coach Leaving Peak Hill for […]

A Puzzling Politician

Former Federal Member for Kalgoorlie, Hugh Mahon, was the only MP ever to be expelled from the Commonwealth Partiment. Hugh Mahon (1857-1931), journalist and politician, was born on 6 January 1857 at Killurine, near Tullamore, King’s County, Ireland, thirteenth child of James Mahon, farmer, and his wife Anna, née McEvoy. Educated by the Christian Brothers, he was […]

A Soldiers Letter- Ted Lennell

The following letter was received from Edward (Ted) Lennell from England:- Evening Star (Boulder, WA : 1898 – 1921), Saturday 19 August 1916, page 2 LETTER FROM LANCE-CORPORAL TED LENNELL – Mr W. T Piper, of the Boulder Council staff has received the following  interesting letter from Lance-Corp  Ted Lennel, son of  T. Lennell of […]