Eastern Goldfields Historical Society

Every completed Local Voices survey means a donation can be allocated to a registered community group in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

One of these groups is the Eastern Goldfields Historical Society.

Eastern Goldfields Historical Society has been in operation for 75 years, run by a dedicated and active team of volunteers and recently supported by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to employee and Executive Officer. Their mission is to preserve and promote the rich history of the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, which they achieve in a multitude of ways. Volunteers are engaged in digitising their vast collections, including over 60,000 historical negatives and many objects and artefacts. Through workshops, school talks, heritage walks, books sales and research projects the Society engage with the community to share stories and collections of local significance in their care.

Rosie Stroud, the Executive Officer of Eastern Goldfields Historical Society explains that it's not just about the history of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

   "We cover from Wiluna which is about 600km north of Kalgoorlie, right down to Noresman, 200km south and then from edge of the Yilgarn shire 150km to the west all the way to the south Australian border, so our geographical covering is significant."

The society are the custodians of one of the most significant collections of photographs, negatives and slide images in Australia, all specific to the Goldfields.

The team can help members of the public with the own research projects through their cast collections of books and documents.

 

Why join Local Voices?

Eastern Goldfields Historical Society raise revenue from selling books, research requests, selling digital images, and the sales of their calendars every year, and Local Voices plays a small part in the fundraising mix.

  "We joined Local Voices for two reasons", says Rosie Stroud, "the first, it's a great opportunity for us to raise revenue. Second to that, it enables us to engage with the community about KCGM."

You can find out more about Goldfields Historical Society on their website, or visit the museum in the Old Boulder Municipal Power Station Building in Boulder weekdays (9am - 2pm).

www.kalgoorliehistory.org.au/

The April Local Voices 'pulse' survey is now open, so have your say today, and the time you spend on the survey will unlock $5 you can donate to the registered community group you choose.

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