The Story of a Sign – J Moriarty Hairdresser!

Hairdressers sign - J Moriarty

I was recently contacted by a reader who sent me the following story about his efforts to return a shop sign that came into his possession. So far he had hit a brick wall but thought you may like to read about his search so far and maybe someone will … [Continue reading]

Karkurla Gold – A History of the Women of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

I first heard of this project through my friend and author Dr Criena Fitzgerald when she was contracted to work on this program due to her experience and previous work in the field of oral history.  The web site was to be based on a similar site that … [Continue reading]

The Hotel Australia – The Coach House, Laverton

Hotel Australia Laverton 1900

The Hotel Australia in Laverton Western Australia still stands today. It has changed very little over the years as you will see from the following photographs:- Originally the Hotel Australia built in 1899. Laverton was then the centre of a … [Continue reading]

Painless Haircuts – Murrin Murrin

Painless Hait cuts

              T Roberts Hairdressing Saloon (not Salon) Hair Cut Painlessly, terms cash! I just love this photo. Taken at Murrin Murrin (between Leonora and Laverton),Western Australia. Is this … [Continue reading]

Not Just a Presidents Wife – Lou Henry Hoover

Lou Henry Hoover

Lou Henry Hoover was the wife of Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st president of the United States of America. There has been a great deal written about her husbands time on the Goldfields of Western Australia but very little has been told about his … [Continue reading]