Simply Mavis – by Margaret Hamilton

Book Review: - This book is a biography written by a 90 year old nurse/midwife who was one of a family of eighteen children born on the Murchison Goldfields just after the turn of the century (early 1900's). From humble beginnings Mavis … [Continue reading]

At the Tug-O-War – by Henry Lawson

’Twas in a tug-of-war where I—the guvnor’s hope and pride— Stepped proudly on the platform as the ringer on my side; Old dad was in his glory there—it gave the old man joy To fight a passage through the crowd and barrack for his boy. A friend … [Continue reading]

Dead Man Rocks:- the murder of Phil Mack:-

Phil Mack's Grave marker at Deadman's Soak Photo by Geoff Smith

Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954), Thursday 16 December 1937, page 11 The Murder of Phil Mack DEAR "Non-Com."-I am indebted to an old-timer and friend of South Guildford, Mr. W. E. Routledge, for sending me "The Western Mai", and I … [Continue reading]

The Pen is Mightier !!!

Offices of the North Coolgardie Herald and the Menzies Miner, Reid Street, Menzies

The North Coolgardie Herald and the Menzies Miner:- The 'Menzies Miner' is was a sixteen page weekly newspaper and circulated in every town in the North Coolgardie, Mount Margaret and the East Murchison Goldfields. In those centres which did … [Continue reading]

Kindy of the Air – Margaret Graham

During WW2 when all Kindergardens were closed during this time of National Emergency in Australia a new and innovative method of reaching out to young children was pioneered by an amazing woman. Margaret Graham. This is not in the Goldfields but is a … [Continue reading]