The Great Goldfields Flood of 1948 – a verse

The heaviest rainfall in Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s history occurred 70 years ago—during the weekend of Saturday-Sunday the 21st and 22nd of February 1948.  Nearly 300 millimetres of rain fell in less than 36 hours, causing widespread flooding and severe property damage.  A massive clean-up operation followed. It was nature’s kind of anger, a weekend of solid rain […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Token of Esteem – John J Victor

  Presented to J J Victor Esq (Pictured centre) Secretary As a token of esteem by the members of the Boulder Amateur Swimming Club. 1911 Presented to J J Victor Esq (Pictured centre) Secretary J (John George) Cosson President T Carberry Captain and Instructor T Jenkins Judge G Stevenson – Starter A Shea – Prop […]

Swearin ‘n’ Spittin – by Arthur Dunstan

Swearin ‘n’ Spittin – Kalgoorlie Goldminers were a great bunch of blokes. Their work was hard and dangerous and most of them spent their leisure time in one of the 37 pubs. They drank beer as if it was their last day on earth. Sometimes unfortunately it was. Besides living from day to day, the […]