A Deadly Epidemic – Leonora update

Fevers and flu were common, mostly caused by poor sanitation and cross infection, and, until the arrival of antibiotics in 1945, pneumonia was often a fatal disease. In May 1919, an Italian miner called Luigi Morelli, contracted 'broncho … [Continue reading]

Did she fall or was she pushed? – Annie Solly

Life for a single woman on the Goldfields of Western Australia could be very hard. Annie Solly seems to have been a young woman who could look after herself and she appeared in the newspapers several times for things such as drunk and disorderly. On … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

A Pretty Wedding

Kalgoorlie Miner Monday 28 September 1903, page 4 WEDDING AT ANACONDA A pretty wedding took place at the Anaconda Hotel on the 23rd inst. between Mr. A. F. Thompson, of the Anaconda Hotel and Miss Maggie Symonds. The ceremony was … [Continue reading]

Darlot Rose Bowl

This beautiful rose bowl was won by Carl Pederson who is the grandfather of Peter Wright who sent in the photo and who has this wonderful heirloom. Inscription on one side is:- The Lawlers & Darlot Cup Won by Lawlers Rifle Club Scoring … [Continue reading]