Welcome to the EGHS 2021 RWAHS State Conference Information page

The Eastern Goldfields Historical Society (EGHS) are hosting the 2021 Royal Western Australian Historical Society’s State Conference and we would love you to join us is Kalgoorlie. The party is going to be BIG!

Did you know the conference coincides with our 75th Anniversary?

At the EGHS and here in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, we don’t do things that are small. Everything out here is BIG! Let’s look at a few of these BIG things.

The EGHS covers an area of 320,000sq km. That’s BIG on any one’s page. Let us put that into perspective for you;  that’s bigger than the United Kingdom.

Fun fact – it is one of the world’s biggest areas represented by a local Historical Society.

Kalgoorlie is renown for its BIG industry and BIG achievers’ that carry Western Australia through tough times….

Out here we have some  BIG history. BIG Families, BIG Mines, BIG Nuggets, BIG Woodlands, BIG Pastoralism, BIG Bins. You name it. We’ve got it and it’s BIG

At the EGHS we also have BIG collections, with over 50,000 images in our collection.  Below is an example of one of the many images in our collection.      

BIG Mining and Big Minerals

 The BIG Super pit.

       

 

Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM’s) Super Pit operation- right on the doorstep of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has swallowed up more than one mine in its lifetime – the richest square mile of ground in the world was swallowed up by this BIG hole in the ground.

  Fun Fact – KCGM is set to become owned by a single Australian entity – Northern Star Resources Ltd.

 Now that’s BIG and a must see during your visit to the Goldfields. 

More Fun Facts - Did you know that even with today’s modern mining methods, the annual Kalgoorlie-Boulder gold production has never eclipsed the record production set in 1903 of one million ounces!

BIG GOLD NUGGETS!