The Adolph Brothers – family profile

The three Adolph brothers were to travel to Kanowna from their home in South Australia. They were the sons of Frederick ADOLPH a farmer and Wilhemina STEF. George Charles Otto ADOLPH b. South Australia –Went to WA Goldfields with his brothers about 1895.  In 1901 lived at Golconda Street Kanowna, worked as a goldminer died age 41 […]

Strange Happenings – grave tales

I have to admit that I have spent quite a bit of time wandering around cemeteries, as I am sure many of you will admit to as well. My children as well have accompanied me on may of these visits and they became very good at finding names for me. My mother assured me that […]

Kanownas Anzac Story – by Robert Baugh

With the outbreak of hostilities in 1914, Kanowna, situated 18km north west of Kalgoorlie was a mining town in decline. The gold had not run out but big mining companies had lost faith or patience with the district and had closed their operations in 1912. The town’s population began drifting away and by the commencement of World War I, […]

Miners Heroic Deeds Recognised – by Robert Baugh

This week we have a guest blogger, Robert Baugh. He has sent me this story which is taken from his recently released book  Kanowna’s story from right back to right now and includes the Baugh family. Full details of the book are given at the end of the story. I have a copy myself and […]

Dan Dill’s Working Holiday – book review

Dan Dill’s Working Holiday in Australia – by Paul Dillon I was recently sent two copies of the latest publication by Paul Dillon. He had originally envisioned a set of four books culminating in his research into his family history. However, after seeing the letters that Dan wrote back to his family in Ireland, the […]