City of Kalgoorlie - Boulder Local History Archive

Rich local studies collection

The City of Kalgoorlie Boulder’s Heritage Services Unit has an extensive local history archive. The archive includes microfiche of Western Australian births, deaths and marriages since 1841; local newspapers on microfilm from 1895; rates books from the municipalities of Kalgoorlie and Boulder, and other council historical documents, including photographs of Mayors and Councillors. Items can be accessed by request from the local historians, who also conduct tours of the Town Halls at select times during the week.


Boulder Town Hall.
116 Burt Street
Boulder WA 6432

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri 10am - 4pm, excluding public holidays

View your elected officials

Collages such as this from 1905, were created to inform the public as to who their elected councilors were, and were hung in the town halls. The collages are now a great resource for studying the...

Kalgoorlie’s first rates books

Rate books are an important historical resource as they document the owner and occupants of a particular lot, the value of each property, as well as the value of the rates charge. To be considered a...

Head of the federation movement in Kalgoorlie

Before the first federal election in 1901, the people of the Goldfields - Esperance region petitioned Sir John Kirwan to be their nomination to the new federal seat of Kalgoorlie. When presented with...

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One Man, His Dream, Our Lake

A New Year’s Eve to remember: Breaking the world water speed record at 444.71 km/h. Blink and you would miss the moment! On 31 December 1964, on Lake Dumbleyung, in his hydroplane Bluebird K7, Donald...

Intimate local collection near the 'Chicken Ranch' and Rabbit Cemetery.

This is an intimate museum with items donated by farmers and organisations in the district. The Varley & District Museum is near the Chicken Ranch, a welcoming overnight camp close to the Holland...

From planting to plate: discover how grain helped communities grow.

The Grain Discovery Centre is located inside the Narembeen Roadhouse and gives a history of farming and grain growing in the district. There is a fascinating shop display, which shows some of the...

A town full of museums!

The best way to see this collection is by a guided walk around Narembeen. The collection sits over four sites, all within walking distance of the Narembeen Road District Board building, the main...

While you're in the area

Mamma Mia's Trattoria
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Mamma Mia's Trattoria
Mamma Mia's Trattoria offers a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff...
497 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430
Kalgoorlie Courthouse
Kalgoorlie Courthouse
The Kalgoorlie Post Office was completed in 1899, in response to the rapid...
Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430
Exchange Hotel Kalgoorlie
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Exchange Hotel Kalgoorlie
The historic Exchange Hotel houses Paddy's Eat and Drink and the Wild West...
135 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430
Kalgoorlie Hotel
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Kalgoorlie Hotel
The Kalgoorlie Hotel stands proudly on Hannan Street directly opposite the...
319 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430