Greek Tragedy at Lawlers

Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA : 1896 – 1916), Tuesday 13 January 1903, page 31 THE LAWLERS MURDER INQUEST AND TRIAL. Inquest into the deaths  of Sophia, and and her child Emanuel Psechetsas. The victims of the terrible tragedy at Lawlers on December 20 was begun on Tuesday last, Detective Walsh having arrived from Kalgoorlie two […]

The Remarkable Love Life of Beth Maynard

The following story is one of the most unusual I have read for some time. It really does fit into the category of ‘Ripping Yarns and Tragic Tales’ The story starts SA and ends in NSW but has a Goldfields link!!! It is reproduced here with the kind permission of the author,Annie McKay O’Riley,  from […]

What is a t’othersider ???

T’othersiders People from the eastern colonies were referred to as t’othersiders, an instance of the isolation felt by many in Australias ‘Western Third’. It was the influx of t’othersiders to the Goldfields however, which helped Western Australia to catch up in population and improve its financial status. Some of these people would remain to swell […]

Dead Mens Gold

A Story of the Early Days of Hannans. Written in Nov 1904. I’m full up of Hannans Find,” remarked my mate. ” I’m off back to Coolgardie”. “You’ll go alone,” I laconically added. I felt a bit disappointed in Dick. I was a curious fellow in those days  and usually without a mate, but I […]

Not At Watsons !!! – pub tales

The Sun Newspaper 15th Nov 1903 Mr J R Watson, licensee of the Boorara Hotel, referring to a couple of ‘They Says’ ( like ‘Heard on Hannan’) pars in last weeks paper, writes:- ‘Mine is the only licenced house at Boorara and we see nothing of fighting and gambling and see considerably less of feminine yelling […]