Early Days – the Stock and Hill Families

  The following photographs and information have been kindly sent by Lesley Ryle nee Moloney and features members of her family. Along the bottom of the photo is written Sir John Forrest and party at the National Bank of Australasia, MALCOLM WA. Sadly no date but (probably 1898-1900) On the right seated, is Peter Hill possibly […]

A Faithful Wife, True and Kind !

I was recently sent this photograph of H Cramer and Co, Saddle, Collar and Harness Maker. To find out a bit more about the business I started to search. A sad tale indeed unfolded. In Kalgoorlie in 1901, a young couple married, Margaret Theresa Angus and Henry Timothy Cramer. They moved to Coolgardie where Henry […]

A Drop in the Bucket – Mt Margaret Mission

Just to let our readers know that the book by Margaret Morgan ‘A Drop in the Bucket’ the history of the Mt Margaret Mission is now out of print. There will still be copies around in various outlets so if you do want a copy, and you see one, make sure you grab it.  It […]

Paynesville – ghost town

Paynesville is located  77 km east of Mount Magnet. Gold was discovered in this area in early 1898 by Tom Payne and Waldeck, and by April 1898 the place had been inspected by a surveyor and a plan of subdivision prepared. It was at first referred to as ‘Paynton’, and ‘East Mount Magnet’, and some […]

Bardoc Cemetery – ghost towns

I recently had the good fortune to be take out to the two Bardoc Cemeteries by Kellie Carter from Mt Vetters Station. The first Cemetery has only has one headstone, that of L J Dudley, and there is a memorial stone to Kellie’s Grandfather, Wesley Wallace CARTER. This was the original cemetery which never ended […]

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