Anzac Service – St George’s Church Boulder

St George's Church Boulder Anzac Service 1931

This photograph shows the St George's Presbyterian Church in Moran Street Boulder ready for the Anzac Service on the 26th April 1931. In the far right you will see displayed the Honour Board which is today in the keeping of the Goldfields War Museum. … [Continue reading]

First Mayor of Coolgardie – James Shaw

Hugh Shaw Coolgardie Cemetery

James Shaw was born in 1846 in Belfast Ireland, his father was Hugh Shaw, an engineer and his mother was Margaret, they married in Victoria. In 1864, age 18, James Shaw sailed to Auckland New Zealand where he started a contracting business … [Continue reading]

The Family Memory Project – Free E Book to Outback Family History Readers

The Family Memory Project

Dr Rie Natalenko has kindly offered a free download of her latest book 'The Family Memory Project' I am sure it will be invaluable to those wishing to record the memories of older relatives. The down load is free to all Outback Family History … [Continue reading]

BONNIVALE – The Mincham Family

Eliza Mincham at home in Bonnivale

This photograph which is one of many Goldfields photographs belonging to the 'Mincham Family Photos' collection and shows Eliza Mincham seated outside her home (left) with a  friend and their children (and dog). Eliza was to have four children all … [Continue reading]

Titanic Sinks – How the Goldfields Heard!!!

Titanic 1912

On  the 14th April 1912, 103 yrs ago today the SS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. The following is a copy of the newspaper article from the 16th April 1912 from the Kalgoorlie Miner and describes how the people of the Goldfields of Western … [Continue reading]