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24-September-2022 (Chris Abbott)
24-September-2022 (Chris Abbott)

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This plaque commemorates the 100th anniversary 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 Building, Kalgoorlie, 6430
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.748889
Long: 121.470556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1893
Approx. Event End Date:1993


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 15th June, 1993
Front Inscription

This plaque was erected and unveiled by His Worship the Mayor of Kalgoorlie - Boulder Mr. R. S. Yuryevich. J.P on the 15th June 1993

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first finding of gold in Kalgoorlie - Boulder by

Paddy Hannan
Tom Flanagan and Dan Shea


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au