The Cobbled Road Near Poison Creek –

I have recently been contacted by Terri Watson who sent me this facinationg story. Is there anyone out there who knows anything about this mystery road. I know nothing about it. This is what Terri told me:- We are currently care taking a non-operational mine site along the Old Agnew Rd and over the last […]

Early Days – the Stock and Hill Families

  The following photographs and information have been kindly sent by Lesley Ryle nee Moloney and features members of her family. Along the bottom of the photo is written Sir John Forrest and party at the National Bank of Australasia, MALCOLM WA. Sadly no date but (probably 1898-1900) On the right seated, is Peter Hill possibly […]

The Sons of Gwalia Sunbeam

The following article was written by Peter Ransom and first appeared in the February edition of the journal of the Vintage Car Club Of  Queensland. It is now reproduced with his kind permission. This is one for the car enthusiasts! Apologies in advance for anyone living in Leonora ie ‘The Middle of Nowhere’ (: THE […]

Heres’ to you Mrs Robinson – A pioneering woman

This photograph was taken at Lake View Consoles GM in Kalgoorlie in 1896. It shows a group of gold prospectors and miners, including adventurous natural-geologist and pioneering prospector Robert (‘Bobby’) Robinson and his wife, Annie, standing at the right of the group. Not many woman are depicted in these earlier photographs, many choosing to stay […]

Turning Men Into Stone – Book Launch

Just wanted to say a big congratulations to my dear friend and fellow researcher and historian Criena Fitzgerald on the launch of her latest book “Turning Men Into Stone’ a Social and Medical History of Silicosis in Western Australia. It was launched last night at the Hannans North Tourist Mine where an appreciative crowd listened […]