Rolls of Honour

The Goldfields has many 'Rolls of Honour' from the Boer war through to the Vietnam war both in public places and in private building. This is a collection of some of the more hard to find rolls, listing those who fought and those who died.

South Kalgoorlie -How it came to be

Western Mail 26th Dec 1946 Ex-servicemen have banded together for a building project at Kalgoorlie The Housing Problem   –    Enterprise on the Goldfields        by K, Douglas DUE to the initiative and willingness of a band of ex servicemen, a model community centre is well under way to being completed at […]

The Buck Brothers – Goldfields Heros

The following is a brief story about two of our Tunnelling Heros from the Goldfields – Courtesy of John Reading of the Tunnllers.Org NOTE: Although all the brothers returned from Australia all died young the oldest being John at age 44yrs.  Do you have a tunneller in your family? You can search the nominal roll […]

Honour Roll Unveiled – Ora Banda

Ora Banda sent more men to the First World War than any other town of its size in Western Australia. Of the 100 men who enlisted 35 were to make the ultimate sacrifice.  –   From the Kalgoorlie Miner  21 October 1920, page 6 HONOUR ROLL UNVEILED. Ora Banda, Oct 18th 1920. On Sunday afternoon […]

A Case of Mistaken Identity –

While recently doing my daily post on the WAVMM ‘The Western Australian Virtual Miners Memorial’ I found that it was the anniversary of a disaster which caused the death of three men at the Englishman GM in Kookynie. There are the names of the men:- BOURKE John Age 35 Miner 3/02/1900 Englishman  GM Kookynie MCKELVIC […]

Spirit of Anzac – volunteers needed

Would you be able to volunteer your time for the “Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience” in Kalgoorlie/Boulder between 30 Jan – 5 Feb 2017? If so you can download a volunteer for at:-