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.
What's old to you?
Here at the Eastern Goldfields Historical Society we like things that are old. That’s why we want to know: What’s old to you?
Take a picture, print it out or email email@example.com . We’ll put them on display on Friday 16th April, It’s that easy.
What you need to do.
1. Take a picture of something old to you.
2. Get the image to us. You can print it out and drop it off, post it in to us or email it to us.
3. Call in on Friday 16th April between 9am and 2pm and have a look at what other Goldfields kids think is 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
49 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: ring 08 9093 3360 to arrange a time to visit outside of these hours