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History & Heritage
Many locals and visitors to Kalgoorlie Boulder are in search of that little piece of Kalgoorlie's past that is significant to them. Whether it be family history information, historic buildings and hotels, photographs, records, maps or memorabilia - there are many services on offer to aid finding that little historical treasure hidden among the Goldfields.
The City of Kalgoorlie Boulder's History & Heritage Unit is home to local history and archives. They are located in the Kalgoorlie Town Hall of the first floor. The archives include council documents, historical books and videos, a microfiche index of births, deaths and marriages since 1841, microfiche Pioneers index, Legislative Assembly role since 1904, and various Goldfields Newspapers since 1895 on microfilm.
Tuesday 9:00 - 12 noon
Friday 9:00 - 12 noon
ph: (08) 9021 9806
For more information on the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder's History & Heritage Unit, visit their website here.
The Eastern Goldfields Historical Society preserves, promotes, researches and records the history of the Eastern Goldfields. They hold a large range of historic photographs, interesting museum pieces, an extensive source of reference materials, and an impressive collection of Goldfields books in their library and bookshop.
Researchers are more than welcome to visit the Society, who are located in the Old Boulder Municipal Power Station Building, Hamilton Street, Boulder WA.
Wednesday 9:00 - 12 noon
Special appointments can be made.
Alternatively, if you are unable to visit in person, a research request form can be completed on their website: http://www.kalgoorliehistory.org.au/Home.php
ph: (08) 9093 3360
The Golden Quest Discovery Trail is a 965 kilometre self-drive adventure through the Goldfields, and can be enjoyed in parts or as a whole. The trail encompasses the amazing history of the region and the isolated beauty of the bush is simply breathtaking.
You can get your Golden Quest Discovery Trail GUIDE BOOK right here at our centre, which includes full colour sections on each of the 25 sites, plus times and distances between sites, a detailed map and two CD's with dramatised stories of the goldrush era. Pop in and see us, or visit the Golden Quest Discovery Trail website for more information on accommodation & travel along the Trail.
The Kalgoorlie Boulder Cemetery provides a comprehensive search service to locate burial records in the Eastern Goldfields region. The first "official" burial took place in Kalgoorlie in 1896, with "unofficial" burials taking place in 1894 - 1895. There are more than 20,000 burials recorded to present. A card index has been compiled for the Kalgoorlie Cemetery, as well as several abandoned cemeteries in the Eastern Goldfields. Although information varies between individual registers, the basic information given in most cases is: Name & Age of Deceased, Date & Place of Burial, Religious Denomination, Officiating Minister & Undertaker. Where a headstone can be transcribed, there may be further family information.
Grave location maps are provided where possible.
The Kalgoorlie Boulder Cemetery Board Office is located at the Kalgoorlie Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Kalgoorlie WA.
Opening Hours are Monday to Friday:
9:30am - 11:00am & 12noon - 2:30pm
Or in writing to the Board Secretary:
PO Box 79
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
ph: 08 9091 1693