Kalgoorlie -Boulder is the major city in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia and is located 596km north-east of Perth. In 1893 Paddy Hannan discovered gold at Mt Charlotte which started the biggest gold rush in Western Australia’s history. The area became known by locals as “Hannan’s Find”.In 1894, the government declared the town site, Kalgoorlie. The Aboriginal name for the area “Coolgoorlie” was chosen over the local preference of “Hannan’s Find”. The “c” was later changed to “k” to avoid postal mistakes with nearby Coolgardie.
In 1989 the towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamated to become the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, making it Australia’s largest Outback City. More History of Kalgoorlie.
Things You May Not Know About Kalgoorlie
In 1989 the towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamated to become the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, making it Australia’s largest Outback City and the largest voting electorate in Australia. Paddy Hannan‘s discovery of gold at Mt Charlotte was a result of his late arrival for the gold rush at Coolgardie.
Herbert Hoover was a regular visitor of Kalgoorlie and Cue during the early 1900s before he became the 31st President of the United States of America in 1929.
The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Super Pit is the biggest gold mine in Australia and is one of the world’s biggest open-cut mines.