The Wiluna Crossing Smash

James Farrell Read Age 18 who was killed in a train collision at Wiluna in 1936. Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 – 1950), Thursday 2 April 1936, page 4 WILUNA GROSSING SMASH TWO KILLED AND FIVE INJURED TAXI SMASHES INTO RAIL TANK The already long  list of level crossing fatalities was added to yet again […]

The Legends of ‘Hellfire Jack’

From: The Countryman, 1st Sept 1950 – There was the time that the brokers who were negotiating to purchase the Merton’s Reward Goldmine in 1902 arrived at Menzies by horse drawn buggy at 8pm, after the train for Kalgoorlie had left. It was essential for them to reach Kalgoorlie before midnight when the option on […]

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