Fimiston School- school days

I took this photo of the one roomed school house at Fimiston a week before it was demolished to make way for the Super Pit expansion in 1997. It was situated next to the KCGM offices at the time. I would think. There were many of these one roomed … [Continue reading]

The Legend of Hell Fire Jack

There was the time that the brokers were negotiating for the purchase of Merton’s Reward Goldmine in 1902 arrived at Menzies by horse drawn buggy at 8pm after the train for Kalgoorlie had left. It was essential for them to reach Kalgoorlie before … [Continue reading]

Miners Memorial

Some of you may know of the Miners Memorial which has been in the pipeline for nearly a decade now.  I am proud to say that the completion is now in sight.  Finally the many people who have lost their lives in the quest for gold are now to be … [Continue reading]

The Bardoc Murders

The Bardoc Murder The grave of the victim of the unsolved Bardoc murder is on the bank of the creek leading down from Lindsay’s Soak which is crossed by the road from the Dark Horse (mine) to the Bellvue (mine) about three miles east of … [Continue reading]

Almost Killed with Kindness!!

From the Western Argus Newspaper 24th January 1905Coolgardie Jan 17thSydney CONDER who was admitted to the Coolgardie Hospital last Thursday suffering from snakebite is in a serious condition.  Condor saw a rabbit enter a burrow and thrust his arm in … [Continue reading]