Coffin from Beer Cases

This story was originally posted on 26 Nov 2015 on the web site ‘Time Gents Australian Pub History and Culture” @ by MICK ROBERTS  It is now re posted with his kind permission. This really is a ‘Ripping Yarn’! Prospector Found Poisoned in Old Shaft Doctor Holds Post Mortem in Tent — Shock for TwoTravellers.   DOWN […]

Hotels of the Goldfields – Cue

The town of Cue was gazetted as a townsite in August 1893. It is named after Tom Cue, one of those who discovered gold there in 1892. If you would like to know more about Cue visit the OFH page at:- In its heyday it boasted ten hotels:- The Murchison Club Hotel, Daly’s The Miners Arms […]

Hotels of the Goldfields A-B

The following Goldfields Hotels now have photographs and information on the Outback Family History Web Site:- @ Abbotts – Near Meekatharra Annaconda – 45kms East of Leonora Balagundi – Along the Bulong Road Ballangarry – Near Darlot Big Bell – Near Cue Bullabulling – on the Coolgardie Road Broad Arrow (Kurawa)  x 9 Balgarri […]

A Spacious Inn – The Boulder Block

The below photograph is the ‘original’ Powell’s Boulder Block Hotel, Fimiston on the corner of Beel and Contention streets. In 1899 this building was demolished and the substantial building many of you will remember was built. The following article describes the ‘New’ hotel in the most glowing terms on opening night. Evening Star 22 August […]

William Burke – grave tales

The following photographs are of the impressive memorial on the grave of William Burke who was buried on 4th November 1909. The first was taken not long after the memorial was erected and the second some 117 yrs later and as I am sure you will agree, it has stood the test of time very […]