A Most Determined Suicide – grave tales

While researching the names of all those buried in the Bardoc cemeteries, I came across this following death which I originally through may have been someone buried in Bardoc. Coolgardie Miner (WA : 1894 – 1911), Tuesday 5 March 1895, page 3   What seems to have been a most determined suicide, took place at […]

Lawlers Hospital

These wonderful photos have just been sent in by Mary Forward. Her Grandmother’s sister Emily Mann (seen on right)  was the Matron at the Lawlers Hospital from 1898 to 1899. In her off duty time.

Two Lonely Graves – grave tales

CALDER William Leslie:- died 12.10.1896 aged 3 yrs 3 mths at Speakman Find (now Callion Mine) in the Menzies district. Buried at Speakman Find. He died from convilsions. Born: Dunnolly, VIC. He was the child of Alexander and Annie (nee Speakman) CALDER, he had only been in WA for 3 months. The following information was […]

Agents of Empire – book review

How E.L. Mitchell’s photographs shaped Australia By Joanna Sassoon For nearly 100 years, E.L. Mitchell’s emblematic photographs have shaped ideas about Australia. But who was Mitchell and why did he succeed above his competitors? With unprecedented access to private collections and showcasing his extraordinary photographs, Agents of Empire charts Mitchell’s rise from his struggles as […]

The Legends of ‘Hellfire Jack’

From: The Countryman, 1st Sept 1950 – There was the time that the brokers who were negotiating to purchase the Merton’s Reward Goldmine in 1902 arrived at Menzies by horse drawn buggy at 8pm, after the train for Kalgoorlie had left. It was essential for them to reach Kalgoorlie before midnight when the option on […]