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

Early Days – the Stock and Hill Families

  The following photographs and information have been kindly sent by Lesley Ryle nee Moloney and features members of her family. Along the bottom of the photo is written Sir John Forrest and party at the National Bank of Australasia, MALCOLM WA. Sadly no date but (probably 1898-1900) On the right seated, is Peter Hill possibly […]

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 […]

Accident at the State Battery

Allan Murray AYLES, age 35yrs, an assayer, was killed on 23rd March 1916 at the Wiluna State Battery.  He became caught in the belting of a Berdan Pan and was crushed by the machinery. He was from Wellington New Zealand. he was the son of Allan AYLES and Mother Mary E nee Phillips. His wife, […]

A Faithful Wife, True and Kind !

I was recently sent this photograph of H Cramer and Co, Saddle, Collar and Harness Maker. To find out a bit more about the business I started to search. A sad tale indeed unfolded. In Kalgoorlie in 1901, a young couple married, Margaret Theresa Angus and Henry Timothy Cramer. They moved to Coolgardie where Henry […]

Coffin from Beer Cases

This story was originally posted on 26 Nov 2015 on the web site ‘Time Gents Australian Pub History and Culture” @ by MICK ROBERTS  It is now re posted with his kind permission. This really is a ‘Ripping Yarn’! Prospector Found Poisoned in Old Shaft Doctor Holds Post Mortem in Tent — Shock for TwoTravellers.   DOWN […]