Category Archives: History

Six drawer chest

Handmade chest in the Coolgardie Museum as an example of “Pioneer homelife”. Date unknown but probably around 1920/30’s. The variable widths of the boards used for the case sides and drawers indicate they may have come from a packing case. … Continue reading

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Niagara Dam

Few sights in the Goldfieds typifies the unbridled ambition of the Goldrush era than Niagra Dam. Prospectors drawn to the desert by their thirst for gold were all too often defeated by a thirst for water. The importance of a … Continue reading

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