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The Golden Quest Discovery Trail guidebook provides travellers with an historical account of life in the goldfields. We are delighted to provide the following excerpt for your enjoyment.

Genealogy and the Goldfields – A family history Mecca

Published 15th September 2020

Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the wider Goldfields region is Wongatha Country and home to many Aboriginal family groups with a sacred connection to the land. Since the discovery of Gold in Coolgardie in 1892, the region became a beacon for prospectors and pastoralist… Read More

Genealogy in the Goldfields of Western Australia blog header for the Golden Quest Discovery Trail

A History of ‘The Round’

Published 18th September 2017 Entrants in the Fashions on the Field competition

It is without doubt one of the biggest, most colourful and successful racing carnivals to be staged anywhere in Australia. It is steep… Read More

Fashions on the field entrants at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club

Titanic Sinks – How the Goldfields Heard!!!

Published 26th April 2017

Titanic Sinks – How the Goldfields Heard!!!

April 14, 2017 By Moya Sharp

On  the 14th April 1912, 103 yrs ago today the SS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. The following is a copy of the newspaper article from the 16th April 1912 from the Kalgoo… Read More

Sanitary Carter’s End

Published 30th January 2017

Sanitary Carter’s Tragic End
January 22, 2017 By Moya Sharp

Kalgoorlie Western Argus Tuesday 11 March 1902.
A carter named Charles Noell, an employee of Mr O Sloss, met with a terrible death, yesterday morning through being jolted off his cart on … Read More

Mulline – Ghost Town – near Site 21 Ularring Soak on the Golden Quest Discovery Trail

Published 13th October 2016

Mulline – Ghost Town
October 8, 2016 By Moya Sharp

Mulline was the most important town in the Ularring district. This was after the Government erected the State Battery there in 1899. It crushed ore from nearly 100 claims, mostly worked by their owners… Read More

Not Just a Presidents Wife – Lou Henry Hoover

Published 23rd August 2015 Lou Henry Hoover in Kalgoorlie 1902

Lou Henry Hoover was the wife of Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st president of the United States of America. There has been a great deal written about … Read More

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