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City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Goldfields War Museum & Local History Archives Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a city well known for the pride it places on its unique and fascinating history. From exciting origins as a prospector’s paradise the twin towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder grew rapidly into a thriving early 20th Century metropolis. Endowed with the region’s pioneering spirit and with the riches of the Golden Mile at its disposal, the Municipality of Boulder completed its magnificent town hall in June 1908. The elegant Edwardian building features a grand ballroom, stately council chambers and the opulent Goatcher Curtain. It’s no wonder that visitors often say they feel like they’ve stepped back in time! Nestled comfortably inside the building’s old public library is the Goldfields War Museum. The newly redeveloped museum (opened in March 2019) brings together an intriguing collection of artefacts, documents, military equipment and uniforms to present captivating and heartbreaking stories of Goldfields men and women fighting in the armed forces and on the home front. The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Local History Archives occupies the former civic offices of the Boulder Town Hall. A wealth of exceptional records and an on-site archivist can help researchers (and the simply curious) to uncover all aspects of local history and family connections to the Goldfields region. Possibly the best way to experience the Boulder Town Hall is on a guided tour, taking place on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am. Tours of the neighbouring Kalgoorlie Town Hall are also held on Monday and Wednesday at 10:30am. The Boulder Town Hall Heritage Site is open Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm and 10:00am to 12:00pm on Boulder Market Day (third Sunday of every month).

For more information on the facilities, opening hours and tours, please contact: t: (08) 9021 9818 e: mailbag@ckb.wa.gov.au www.ckb.wa.gov.au www.facebook.com/CKBHistoryandHeritage

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