A Boulder Girl – Hazel Jeffries

I have just been sent these amazing photograph which I would like to share with you. They are produced with the kind permission of Bev Love who is the daughter in law of Hazel Love nee Jeffries:- 1926 Boulder Central Hazel Jeffries (Love) first row behind reclining boys. Third in from the right with a […]

North Kalgoorlie School -1960 to1970

Back row – Alec May, Gary Bale, Brian Stones, Brett Foster, P. Hellen, John Langford, Victor Wells, Stephen Ruckmick, Peter Collier, Keith Shepheard. 3rd row – Graeme Tarabini, Phil Davison, C Johns, Geoff Watson, Norm Sharp, Billy York (hand over face), Michael Willoughby, L Quealey, Ken Littlewood, Peter Wooddall, P Fitzgerald. 2nd row – Leanne […]

Schools – Kalgoorlie and Boulder

Schools – listing of locations    –   Geoffrey Higham Kalgoorlie – Boulder ALL HALLOWS CONVENT HIGH SCHOOL  Closed 30° 46.8′     ***** 121° 29.1′     ***** Established in 1911. Closed  in 1913. Address: Wittenoom St Boulder WA. Catholic BOULDER CENTRAL SCHOOL –  Renamed 30° 46.8′ 121° 29.3′ Renamed thus in 1909. Renamed to BOULDER PRIMARY SCHOOL. Address: Lane […]

Yalgoo – ghost towns

I have just received the following photographs from an OFH reader, Mary Forward. They are shown here with her permission. Many thanks Mary, they are wonderful. They are also on the Outback Family History Web site @ http://www.outbackfamilyhistory.com.au/records/town.php?town=Yalgoo

Scandal at Murtagh’s Private School

The following story is about a teacher who went from town to town setting up schools for a short time then leaving under a cloud of suspicion. First in Perth in 1892 then to Kalgoorlie and  Coolgardie then on to Perth again then Bunbury with the same results. However Mr Murtagh was in no way […]