Centenary of Gold DiscoveryPrint Page
A plaque commemorates the centenary of the discovery of gold in Kalgoorlie -Boulder.
European settlement of this land began in 1893 when three Irish gold prospectors discovered gold deposits near Mount Charlotte in Western Australia. The trio were Paddy Hannan, Dan Shea and Tom Flannagan. Within days of their discovery of 8 pounds of gold nuggets, 700 gold diggers began pegging out mining claims in and around Kalgoorlie. The area was originally known as ‘Hannans Find’ but was later changed to Kalgoorlie which means ‘Silky Pear Bush’ in aboriginal language.
|Address:||Hannan & Wilson Streets, Town Hall, Kalgoorlie, 6430|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -30.748889|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||1893|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 15th June, 1993|
This Plaque Was Erected
And Unveiled By His Worship
The Mayor Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
On The 15th June 1993
To Commemorate The 100th Anniversary Of The
First Finding Of Gold In Kalgoorlie-Boulder