Strange Happenings – grave tales

I have to admit that I have spent quite a bit of time wandering around cemeteries, as I am sure many of you will admit to as well. My children as well have accompanied me on may of these visits and they became very good at finding names for me. My mother assured me that […]

The Money or the Wife ??? –

Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA : 1896 – 1916), Tuesday 23 October 1900, page 25 MATRIMONIAL MISFITS  :    A lady, who after 17 years of connubial bliss, took it into her head to elope with a jockey, was charged with larceny of £70 from her lawful husband. The latter, it appears, was reconciled perfectly to the […]

Patrick Murphy – Ganger, Prospector and Bushman

One of the volunteers who assist me with researching the people on the Miners Memorial, Eric Chamberlain, came across the following story which I thought would be of interest. Patrick Murphy was a well know bushman and prospector in his own right, but it was his parents who first interested me in his  story. His […]

Up on old Coolgardie – a verse

Ye who’ve done your pioneering Up on old Coolgardie Little caring, nothing fearing Honest men and hardy Ye who blazed the Golden Track In the wake of Bayley. Pushing to the Outer Back Gallantly and Gaily Ye who crossed the raging foam Taking risks and all in Good Bye speeding you from home and the […]

Western Australian Lonely Graves – books

Latest Release:-  Western Australian Lonely Graves  by Yvonne and Kevin Coate Four volume set  full details:- Hesperian Press ISBN 978-0-85905-682-3, A4, 1284 pages,  soft cover,  3.5 kg     $325.00* + POST These magnificent volumes are the result of nearly 40 years research by Yvonne and Kevin Coate and their associates, and contain details of thousands […]