Horace LAMBLEY – A Forgotten Victim of War


HORACE LAMBLEY: -  It is not know why Horace Lambley came to Kalgoorlie and was buried here in the Kalgoorlie Cemetery, alone, and a long way from his family.  His life after the was was a sad one and is testament to possible mental problems arising … [Continue reading]

Sapper Alfred John WITHERS – Goldfields Hero

Tunnellers Marching through the streets of Perth

SAPPER ALFRED JOHN WITHERS 6851 –  2nd Tunnelling Company     Born 27th December 1888 at Nhill, Victoria, to John Alfred Withers and Esther Olive Florence (nee Floyd), Alf Withers enlisted on 6th June 1916 at Kalgoorlie, Western … [Continue reading]

The Great Unwashed Preserver of the Peace

Coolgardie police

Constable JOLLY - Coolgardie, Western Australia 1909   Nick-named ‘The Great Unwashed Preserver of the Peace’ Constable Jolly blamed the scarcity of water for his economical use of it which in turn caused some dissatisfaction among his … [Continue reading]

Soldiers of WW1 from the Yilgarn (Southern Cross) district of Western Australia.

WW1 Soldiers from the Yilgarn (Southern Cross)

                      This slim book was kindly given to me by Sandra Playle and features portraits of service men and women of the Yilgarn District (Southern … [Continue reading]

The Corrick Family Entertainers

The Corrick Family Entertainers

            BOULDER- TOWN HALL.  'THE CORRICK FAMILY" Saturday 14th August 1909. The Corrick Family  continued their Boulder season last night. There was a large attendance in the popular portion … [Continue reading]