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    Where is Kalgoorlie located?

Kalgoorlie, WA

For many, the discovery of gold at Kalgoorlie represented the greatest moment of the Australian gold rushes. Beginning in New South Wales in 1851, they had quickly spread on a massive scale to Victoria in the same year and continued to proliferate in an anti-clockwise direction around the country until reaching the El Dorado that was Kalgoorlie. Like Boulder, Kalgoorlie experienced all forms of mining techniques, however, as with all of the diggings on the eastern goldfields of Western Australia, scarcity of water was always a problem. The main area of gold discovery became known as the golden mile and is described by Gavin Casey in the mining history classic, The Mile That Midas Touched.

Keir Reeves

Blainey, Geoffrey, The golden mile, Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, NSW, 1993. Details
Casey, Gavin, and Ted Mayman, The mile that Midas touched, 2nd edn, Rigby, Adelaide, 1968. Details