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newspapers on microfilm from 1895; rates books from the municipalities of Kalgoorlie and Boulder, and other council historical documents, including photographs of Mayors and Councillors.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.

Address:

Boulder Town Hall.
116 Burt Street
Boulder WA 6432
Australia

Opening Hours

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

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...

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...

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...

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