The people of the Goldfields

The Goldfields of Western Australia was and still is made up of many people, from poets to politicians, from saints and sinners and everything in between. I hope to tell you the stories of some of these people either famous or infamous or just the ordinary folks. Sometime the most ordinary people do the most extraordinry things

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

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 […]

Finding the Lihou Family

I would like to tell you about a collection of photographs and family information of which it is my ‘Mission’ to find a home for. Not so much a project but a promise to a dear friend. The story of the collection started way back in 1979 when an antique dealer, who would buy deceased […]