Tonsorial Artists – the Mickle Brothers

The Mickle brothers have established a dynasty of Hairdressers (Tonsorial Artists) and tobacconists in Western Australia. Starting in the Murchison and Northern Goldfields the five brothers had premises in Menzies, Mt Magnet, Kookynie, Laverton and Wiluna and Meekatharra. They would also open a business in Narrogin in later years. Laverton Mercury (Laverton, WA : 1899 […]

Hotels of Peak Hill – from Paul Cribb

As you all know I am always on the lookout for new photos of  Goldfields hotels. I would like to thank Paul Cribb for sending me the following great photos to add the the collection and to go on the web site.   Travelling on the Murchison, The Freemasons Hotel, Coach Leaving Peak Hill for […]

A Soldiers Letter- Ted Lennell

The following letter was received from Edward (Ted) Lennell from England:- Evening Star (Boulder, WA : 1898 – 1921), Saturday 19 August 1916, page 2 LETTER FROM LANCE-CORPORAL TED LENNELL – Mr W. T Piper, of the Boulder Council staff has received the following  interesting letter from Lance-Corp  Ted Lennel, son of  T. Lennell of […]

A Family Heirloom – Gary Martin

From Gary Martin – Grandson of Thomas Kempt The following letter was one my Grandfather Thomas Kempt received.  He was ex Royal Navy and came to Australia in 1919 with his wife and my mother who was only one year old.  Initially they lived in a tent at Ora Banda but later shifted to Kalgoorlie […]

The Death of Dr Maxwell – grave tales

Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA : 1896 – 1916), Tuesday 25 March 1902, page 20 Death of Dr. Maxwell. Death last Monday claimed one for whose demise this community is the poorer indeed Dr. Patrick Arthur Maxwell, such men as he, whose life as others knew it, was a conspicuous example of the most encouraging side […]