EGHS' 2019 Calendars are now available for purchase ($15 each) from the folowing outlets:
- Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitor Centre
- Museum of the Goldfields
- Kalgoorlie Newsagency, 304 Hannan Street
- City News, 238 Hannan Street
- Car Barn News & Deli, 107 Boulder Road
- Post Office, Hannan's Boulevard
- Boulder Post Office, Burt Street, Boulder
or order online via http://www.kalgoorliehistory.org.au/publications/
The Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia covers an area of about 320,000 square kilometres, stretching across seven local government districts from Wiluna in the north to Norseman in the south.
At its hub is the thriving gold mining city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, built on one of the richest gold deposits in the world – an ancient belt of volcanic and sedimentary rock between 2.6 and 2.9 billion years old.
The first inhabitants were the Aboriginal people, who lived in this vast region tens of thousands of years before the early explorers paved the way for gold-seeking prospectors.
Then came the first gold discoveries at Coolgardie in 1892. Mines and municipalities developed rapidly throughout the region, many to be abandoned within a few years or decades when the precious metal ran out.
Beyond the towns with their mine shafts and stamp mills, graziers raised sheep and cattle on vast pastoral holdings.
Since its formation in 1946, the Eastern Goldfields Historical Society has been recording, preserving, researching and promoting the history of this region with one goal – ensuring that our shared heritage and ghost town memories live on.
Come and viewour displays and explore the extensive collection of historical photographs, reference materials, books and significant objects.
Where we are:
Old Boulder Municipal Power Station Building
Hamilton Street, Boulder (next to Loopline Park)
T: (08) 9093 3360
Weekdays: 9.00am to 2.00pm
Boulder Market Days (third Sunday of every month): 9.00am to 12.00 midday
After hours by appointment: ring 08 9093 3360