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.

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 […]

Coolgardie Justice – 1921

A contributor to the “Justice of the Peace” who states that he “was present both at the investigation and also at the Court, ” writes under date of August 17, 1921 as follows:- ….. A JP’s Summing Up A certain detective, well known to me, was met in Bayley Street, Coolgardie, by a man who […]

Remember the Drive In ? – View-Way

  The construction of the View-Way Drive in theatre in three months and one day has set an Australian time record and beaten the previous record by 8 days. The managing direction of Drive In Pty Ltd and Ace Group of companies Mr John Pye said in Kalgoorlie yesterday. Mr Pye made a flying visit […]

Bannerman Bros Tobacconist –

Bannermans the tobacconist:-   MESSRS BANNERMAN BROS – 1901 The establishments that receive much attention and receive such deservedly at this festive season are the two fine shops of Messrs Bannerman Bros. This firm has kept in pace well with the growth of Kalgoorlie, and has helped very considerably towards making the character of tobacconists […]

Kanownas Anzac Story – by Robert Baugh

With the outbreak of hostilities in 1914, Kanowna, situated 18km north west of Kalgoorlie was a mining town in decline. The gold had not run out but big mining companies had lost faith or patience with the district and had closed their operations in 1912. The town’s population began drifting away and by the commencement of World War I, […]