Boulder City Scottish Piper’s Band 1914

Boulder City Brass Band

Music played a big part in the social life of everyone in the early Goldfields days. Most people could sing or play instrument or like these people be part of a band.  Musical evenings in private homes were very popular as well as more elaborate … [Continue reading]

Central Garage Service Station -Time Lapse

Formerly the Golden Mile Tea and Grill Rooms, Maritana Street, Kalgoorlie 1935. Now the Maritana Mall … [Continue reading]

Lulu Benstead – ‘The Westralian Warbler’

Lulu Benstead (Standing) with her music teacher.

Lulu Benstead was born in Alice Springs, the daughter of goldfields pioneer Bill (William) Benstead (Williams story about  his fascinating life will be told in another edition) and Triphenia Benstead. She studied with Mrs Jack Wilson in Coolgardie … [Continue reading]

My Dear Annie – Missingham Letters 4

The following letter is the last sent before David Missingham reached the Goldfields of Western Australia.  You will see he often refers to money matter and it seems that he had left some debts behind him in Charters Towers Qld. As with all letters I … [Continue reading]

Morine Station – Can anyone help???

Many years ago the following photographs were sent to a friend of mine who has now passed away. The photographs were some of thousands she left me. This group of photographs of which only a few are featured here are only identified as "Morine … [Continue reading]