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 […]

A Boulder Boy Makes Good-

The Goldfields has the distinction of being the birth place of a WA Premier. John Trezise Tonkin (known as ‘Honest John”), premier from October 1971 to April 1974, was born at Boulder in February 1902 and today (22 April 1989) lays claim to being one of the few WA Labor premiers to be born in […]

Remember the Drive In ? – View-Way

  The construction of the View-Way Drive in theatre in three months and one day has set an Australian time record and beaten the previous record by 8 days. The managing direction of Drive In Pty Ltd and Ace Group of companies Mr John Pye said in Kalgoorlie yesterday. Mr Pye made a flying visit […]