Coolgardie
Wednesday 12th June 2013
Locating Coolgardie
• Coolgardie
• 40km from Kalgoorlie
• 550km from Perth
History of Coolgardie
• Aboriginal Name: Coolgcaby
• Local Name: The Old Camp
• First explored in the 1860s by Europeans
Historical Coolgardie
Coolgardie Gold Rush
• First Gold Find
• Arthur Bailey and William Ford in 1892
• Fly Flat
• Goldfields pipeline
Coolgardie Today
• No longer an active gold mine town
• Still known as “Mother of The Western Australian
Goldfields”
• Nat...
Coolgardie Today
Coolgardie Today
Coolgardie Today
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-xbduRTZ_4
Coolgardie Tourism
• Goldfields and Coolgardie Museum
• Coolgardie Pharmacy Museum
• Coolgardie Camel Farm
• Ben Prior‟s P...
Coolgardie Pharmacy
Museum
Ben Prior‟s Park
Coolgardie: Funny Fact
• Water was very hard to find in the area around
Coolgardie – it was precious
• Miners often „shout...
Coolgardie
• http://www.streetviewandmaps.com/en/map/au/83
1090-Coolgardie-Western-Australia/#/point/-
30.95593/121.167792...
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Coolgardie

  1. 1. Coolgardie Wednesday 12th June 2013
  2. 2. Locating Coolgardie • Coolgardie • 40km from Kalgoorlie • 550km from Perth
  3. 3. History of Coolgardie • Aboriginal Name: Coolgcaby • Local Name: The Old Camp • First explored in the 1860s by Europeans
  4. 4. Historical Coolgardie
  5. 5. Coolgardie Gold Rush • First Gold Find • Arthur Bailey and William Ford in 1892 • Fly Flat • Goldfields pipeline
  6. 6. Coolgardie Today • No longer an active gold mine town • Still known as “Mother of The Western Australian Goldfields” • Nation‟s best preserved gold mining town
  7. 7. Coolgardie Today
  8. 8. Coolgardie Today
  9. 9. Coolgardie Today • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-xbduRTZ_4
  10. 10. Coolgardie Tourism • Goldfields and Coolgardie Museum • Coolgardie Pharmacy Museum • Coolgardie Camel Farm • Ben Prior‟s Park
  11. 11. Coolgardie Pharmacy Museum
  12. 12. Ben Prior‟s Park
  13. 13. Coolgardie: Funny Fact • Water was very hard to find in the area around Coolgardie – it was precious • Miners often „shouted‟ their mates a bath rather than a beer as they do today
  14. 14. Coolgardie • http://www.streetviewandmaps.com/en/map/au/83 1090-Coolgardie-Western-Australia/#/point/- 30.95593/121.167792/0/0/0/

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