Historical and old photos of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia in photos
From collection Donna Barber
A small historical reference
Geography: Kalgoorlie, part of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, Australia, located 595 kilometres (370 mi) east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway. The town was founded in 1893 during the Coolgardie gold rush, and is located close to the so-called "Golden Mile". It is also the ultimate destination of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme and the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail.
At June 2015, Kalgoorlie (including Boulder), had an estimated urban population of 32,797.
The name Kalgoorlie is derived from the Wangai word Karlkurla, meaning "place of the silky pears".