Paddington’s Old Cemetery – a verse

In Kalgoorlie’s north, away out in the scrub Where nobody’s shoulders you’re likely to rub On an old winding track one scarcely could see Well hidden by bush is an old cemetery. And those lonely old graves with headstones of white Would appear to be ghosts should you pass by at night. Here graves are […]

Double Tragedy at Kalgoorlie – grave tales

Truth (Perth, WA : 1903 – 1931), Saturday 28 December 1912, page 3 Double Tragedy at Kalgoorlie.      “She Smiled, said “Hello, Curly” and Died” In our last issue appeared a brief account of the terrible double tragedy, which happened at Kalgoorlie on the previous Thursday, in the yard at the back of the […]

Gold and Liquid Gold – book review

Obsolete Breweries of the Western Australian Goldfields:- Published by the WA Museum This excellent book is divided into the various towns in the Goldfields that had breweries (just about them all). It tells how each brewery started and about the people who ran them. It tells of the difficulties of brewing beer in places with […]

The Lonely Ghost – a verse

The Lonely Ghost by Evelyn Cull 1968 Throw another log on the fire, boys, A billy of tea we’ll brew And while we drink a tale I’ll tell Of something strange but true I was camped one night out Malcolm way On the side of a sandy hill, I was sitting beside my fire, mates, […]

Off to the Boer War:-

Goldfields Men in the Boar War:- “The West Australian 6 Apr 1901′ THE SIXTH CONTINGENT  –  AT KARRAKATTA CAMP. At last the members of the Sixth Contingent have been supplied with uniforms. On Thursday evening these were delivered, and yesterday each man was handed his khaki-coloured clothes. The men were paraded in their uniforms […]