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Centenary of Gold Discovery Plaque
Centenary of Gold Discovery Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

This 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.

Location

Address:316 Hannan Street (cnr Wilson Street), Town Hall Building, Kalgoorlie, 6430
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.748889
Long: 121.470556
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event Start Date:1893
Actual Event End Date:1993

Dedication

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
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