CASSERLY- Death of a Hero

On the 6th October 1938, at the Edwards Find Gold Mine near Southern Cross, an elderly miner called Frank Pagoda was overcome by dynamite fumes. His mate, Paul Casserly, made several attempts to rescue him, sustaining a fracture of the skull in his attempts which eventually claimed his life on the 12th October 1938. He […]

Patrick Ducrow – Father and Husband

Patrick Ducrow b 1928 in Kalgoorlie and died on the 10 Jun 1952. He was thrown out of the skip on the Regent shaft at the Central Norseman Gm, Norseman He Left a pregnant wife and three children under 3. This photograph and information was supplied by his daughter Pat Saltmarsh. He is buried in […]

Horrific Accident at the St George Mine

MAN SWEPT ROUND SHAFTING AT THE ST GEORGE MINE.  CONDITION CRITICAL Andrew Thomas Sarte, 59 years of age, and employed in general work on the surface, met with a dreadful accident at the St. George mine on Thursday afternoon last. It appears that the unfortunate man was in the act of removing a belt from the elevators cff the brace, […]

Grave Tales – Victor Watts

“A Most Unusual Story” This is a strange story about one of the men who are listed on the Eastern Goldfields Miners Memorial Monument which is located at the WA Museum Kalgoorlie Boulder in Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie. His name is Victor Watts! Several years ago I had a phone call from a home owner to […]