Rates books from 1895

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 town in 1895, Kalgoorlie had to have £1000 of rateable property.

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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...


Boulder Town Hall.
116 Burt Street
Boulder WA 6432

Open Hours

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

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