Finding the Lihou Family

I would like to tell you about a collection of photographs and family information of which it is my 'Mission' to find a home for. Not so much a project but a promise to a dear friend. The story of the collection started way back in 1979 when an … [Continue reading]

A Family Heirloom – Gary Martin

From Gary Martin - Grandson of Thomas Kempt The following letter was one my Grandfather Thomas Kempt received.  He was ex Royal Navy and came to Australia in 1919 with his wife and my mother who was only one year old.  Initially they lived in a … [Continue reading]

How Green Was My Face – a verse

Dick Martin Light Overalls

How Green was my Face refers to the first showcase in the use of ANFO (Ammonium Nitrate and Fuel Oil)  for blasting in Kalgoorlie by ICI.  It was at an open cut on the Percy Lease – not far from the Goldfields High School.  The blast was overly … [Continue reading]

The Death of Dr Maxwell – grave tales

Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA : 1896 - 1916), Tuesday 25 March 1902, page 20 Death of Dr. Maxwell. Death last Monday claimed one for whose demise this community is the poorer indeed Dr. Patrick Arthur Maxwell, such men as he, whose life as … [Continue reading]

Camooweal Billabong – a verse

Camooweal Billabong -   by Ray Jackson:- A hot dry wind came from the south so constant and so strong I had to stop so looked and found a shaded billabong I knew at once this special place had a story it would tell so there I camped to sit a … [Continue reading]