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 Day on the Woodline – a family story

Syd Collins, who is the father of Wendy Bloomfield, was born at Kurrawang and worked on the Lakewood Woodline, as did his father, Robert Sydney Collins.  He completed an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner during his time working there. In this article he provides a snapshot of “A day at work on the Lakewood […]

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 […]