Bicycle home-made c1899

A very bumpy ride

A miner known as ‘Mulga Bill’ owned this bike, made of mulga, old boxes, meat tins and bullock hide. Mulga Bill reputedly rode this bike between Southern Cross and Mount Barker. The bike also featured at the 1901 Glasgow International Trade Exhibition and 1908 Franco-British Exhibition in London.

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Museum of the Goldfields

Lookout for the bright red headframe

The iconic Ivanhoe Headframe is a Kalgoorlie landmark and sits above the Museum of the Goldfields, offering wonderful views of the town. At the Museum you can learn about how Aboriginal people in the...


17 Hannan Street
Kalgoorlie WA 6430

Open Hours

Mon to Fri 10am - 3pm; ANZAC Day 1 - 3pm; Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

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