Phillip Edward VOWELS – Goldfields Hero

Phillip Vowels

Lt. Philip Edward Michael VOWELS (KIA) 11th May 1918 aged 27yrs, Born in 1890  in Horsham, VIC (23994)  11th Battalion(Infantry)   Military Cross and bar to Military Cross.   He was the son of William Henry VOWELS and Bridget Maria (Whelan)  who came … [Continue reading]

Spargo’s Reward Gold Mine – Roll of Honour

Spargo's Reward GM WW1

Place: Coolgardie, Western Australia, 6429 Orientation: 39 km SW of Kalgoorlie Location: RSL Sub-Branch, Cnr Bayley Street and Ford Street, Coolgardie Western Australia Position: 30 57 29S     121 10 13 The polished wooden board remembers … [Continue reading]

Peter Dennis KAVANAGH – Police Officer

Detective Kavanagh and Family 1908

Peter Dennis Kavanagh joined the Police Force when he was twenty one. How he crushed the gold stealing industry on the Golden Mile has now gone down in history. He was tutored by that wonderfully astute Excise Inspector – John Mitchell … [Continue reading]

Arthur Postle – The Crimson Flash

Arthur Postle

ARTHUR POSTLE “THE CRIMSON FLASH” WORLD CHAMPION ATHLETE Born in 1881 at Springside near Pittsworth in Queensland - Arthur Postle was revered around the globe in the years before World War I as the fastest man alive. He turned professional … [Continue reading]

A Man was Killed in the Mine Today – Poem

I entered the cage for the ‘Number Nine’ A trucker paused at the brace to say, As he left the depths of the gloomy mine, A man was killed in the mine today! Then the winder sang as we rushed below, And the plats flashed upwards merrily, And … [Continue reading]