Goldfields War Museum

Wartime memories

Housed inside the historic Boulder Town Hall, the Goldfields War Museum's intriguing collection tells the story of local people fighting on the frontlines and homefront during times of conflict. Visitors will immerse themselves in over one hundred years of military history, spanning from the colonial period, World Wars, mid-20th century conflicts and more recent operations. Unique objects made and souvenired by servicemen and women take pride of place alongside wartime ephemera, collections of medals and honour rolls. A feature of the Museum is a sobering collection of 200 photographs of Goldfields men who were killed in action during the First World War. Requests for information are enthusiastically received: contact the museum via the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.


Boulder Town Hall.
116 Burt Street
Boulder WA 6432

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 10am - 4pm, excluding public holidays
Christmas message to loved ones

Colourful, delicately embroidered, silk postcards stand in juxtaposition to the grim brutality of the First World War. A 'cottage industry' developed in France during the war as French women (many of...

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During the First World War, women in Australia's Red Cross branches raised money and made comforts to support the men who were fighting. In Kalgoorlie, at the conclusion of the war, the ladies...

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Kalgoorlie soldier Patrick John 'Pat' Sullivan carried a portable gramophone while on service with the 2/16th Battalion during the Second World War. Pat's wartime journey from Australia to the Middle...

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