Friday, 24 January 2014

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia!

A town called Kalgoorlie in Western Australia (WA) is in the middle of nowhere.
Gold was discovered there by Paddy Hannan in 1893, an Irishman who immigrated to Australia in 1863.
This commenced a Gold Rush in the area but alas there was no water in the early days, so many men died. Water now comes from Perth in WA via a large pipe. Also a dam was built.

Today the town was isolated due to heavy rain thus all roads out of Kalgoorlie were closed, but I believe they are now open.
We have a niece, her husband and their 2 children living there and they are coming home for a months holiday next month.

Tonight for dinner we had a barbecue which my husbands cooked.  Lamb chops and breakfast sausages, with pasta salad and new potatoes.

The Super Pit - a small area of it. The pit is about 3.6 kilometres (2.2mi) long, 1.6 kilometres (1.0mi) wide and 512 metres (1,680 ft) deep.
(American spelling is kilometers)

The machinery/trucks look so small but in fact they are very large.

The York Hotel in Hannon Street was built in 1901/2 and is located in the main street which is rather long.
There are approximately 25 Hotels operating still.


  1. Oh M your family coming for a whole month wow that is going to be incredible. They certainly live in a beautiful place. That is a huge pit.
    The barbecue sounds delicious, I think my barbecue is frozen on the step it is -27c here this morning:) Take care my friend. hug G

    1. Yes, our niece :) I like Kalgoorlie.
      Goodness that is cold up your way.....keep warm. Hugs M xx

  2. Incredible pictures! A very interesting post. How lovely for your niece/family to visit.
    I am your newest follower. Such a treat for you to share your lovely photos.

    1. Thank you :)
      Really looking forward to seeing our niece etc..

  3. A very interesting post! The pictures are awesome.
    Enjoy the time you spend with your niece and her family. The BBQ sounds good. Lamb is not a common dish here and is mostly served as a roast at Easter time. I have never tasted it.

    1. Thanks Beth.
      The niece etc. will be staying with her mum who lives on the other side of the dead centre :) not that far from us, so I expect when we depart this world, we won't have far to go :) to be buried.

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    1. It's different hotel Adam, with apparently an Asian influence so I read.

  5. The York Hotel is a beauty. It is an amazing pit I loved the colours in it too. Have fun with your niece and her family. BTW how many husbands do you have cooking a BBQ for you???? hee hee (typo)

    1. Sure is lovely the hotel, and the super pit.
      Well let's see Diane, could do with a couple of but have one only :)
      Didn't see the typo until you mentioned, will leave it there :)