|Population:||28,242 (2006 census) (42nd)|
|• Density:||273. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology This list of Australian cities by population briefly explains the three different population figures given for Australian cities and provides rankings for each Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 9/km² (709. 4/sq mi)|
|Elevation:||468 m (1,535 ft)|
|Area:||103. Year 1893 ( MDCCCXCIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 1 km² (39. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 sq mi)|
|Time zone:||AWST (UTC+8)|
|Location:||595 km (370 mi) E of Perth|
|LGA:||City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder|
Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a Western Australian town located 595 kilometres (370 mi) east-northeast of Perth which, with its twin town Boulder, has a population of 28,246, making it the largest urban centre in the Goldfields-Esperance region and the fifth-largest in Western Australia. Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. The Goldfields-Esperance region is one of the nine Regions of Western Australia.  The town was founded in 1893 during the Yilgarn-Goldfields gold rush, and is located close to the so-called "Golden Mile".
The name Kalgoorlie is derived from the Wangai word Karlkurla, meaning "place of the silky pears". Wangai, Wongai or Wankai is the name given by themselves to the 26 Aboriginal groups of the Goldfields of Western Australia. Marsdenia australis, commonly known as the bush banana, silky pear or green vine is an Australian native plant
In June 1893, prospectors Patrick (Paddy) Hannan, Tom Flanagan, and Dan O'Shea were travelling to Mt Youle when one of their horses cast a shoe. Prospecting is the physical search for Minerals Fossils precious metals or mineral specimens and is also known as Fossicking. Patrick "Paddy" Hannan (baptised 26 April 1840 &ndash November 4 1925) was a Gold prospector whose discovery During the resultant halt in their journey, the men noticed signs of gold in the area, and decided to stay put. On 17 June 1893, Hannan filed a Reward Claim, leading to hundreds of men swarming to the area in search of gold and Kalgoorlie, originally called Hannan's, was born. Events 1462 - Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II ( The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat Year 1893 ( MDCCCXCIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common  The mining of gold, along with other metals such as nickel, has been a major industry in Kalgoorlie ever since, and today employs about one-quarter of Kalgoorlie's workforce and generates a significant proportion of its income. Mining is the extraction of valuable Minerals or other geological materials from the earth usually (but not always from an Ore body Gold (ˈɡoʊld is a Chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and Atomic number 79 Nickel (ˈnɪkəl is a metallic Chemical element with the symbol Ni and Atomic number 28 The concentrated area of large gold mines surrounding the original Hannan find is often referred to as the Golden Mile, and is considered by some to be the richest square mile of earth on the planet. The town's population was about 30,000 people in 1903 and began to grow into nearby Boulder.
The narrow gauge Government railway line reached Kalgoorlie in 1896, and the main named railway service from Perth was the overnight sleeper train The Westland which ran until the 1970s. This is a list of civil disturbances in Western Australia. Some of the disturbances in this list are considered to be Race riots Prison riots and religious Western Australian Government Railways ( WAGR) was most common name of the Western Australian government rail transport authority from 1890 to 1976 The Westland was the name given in 1938 to the overnight train operated by the Western Australian Government Railways with sitting and Sleeping cars that In 1917, a standard gauge railway line was completed, connecting Kalgoorlie to the city of Port Augusta, South Australia across 2,000 kilometres (1,243 mi) of desert, and consequently the rest of the eastern states. The standard gauge (also named the Stephenson gauge after George Stephenson, or Normal gauge) is a widely-used Rail gauge. The Trans-Australian Railway is a railway line that crosses the Nullarbor Plain of Australia from Port Augusta in South Australia to Port Augusta (post code 5700 ( is the fifth most populous City in South Australia after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla and South Australia is a state of Australia in the southern central part of the country The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States The standardisation of the railway connecting Perth (which changed route from the narrow gauge route) in 1968 completed the Sydney-Perth railway, making it possible for rail travel from Perth to Sydney—and the Indian Pacific rail service commenced soon after. Route The route leaves East Perth Station and travels first along a dual gauge section of the Midland suburban line and east to Kalgoorlie, then following The Goldfields area boomed as a whole, with an area population exceeding 200,000, mainly prospectors. The area gained a notorious reputation for being a wild west with bandits and prostitutes. This rapid increase in population led to a proposed new state of Auralia but with the sudden diaspora after the Gold Rush led to plans falling through. Auralia was a proposed state that would have been formed out of the south eastern portion of the colony of Western Australia in the early twentieth century, and would have joined
Places, famous or infamous, that Kalgoorlie is noted for include its water pipeline, designed by C. Y. O'Connor, which brings in fresh water from Mundaring Weir near Perth; its Hay Street brothels (the street itself was apparently named after Hay Street, Perth); its two-up school; the goldfields railway loopline; the Kalgoorlie Town Hall; the Paddy Hannan statue/drinking fountain; the Super Pit; and Mt Charlotte lookout. The Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, also known by names such as the Goldfields Pipeline, Goldfields and Agricultural Water Supply Scheme (GAWS, and originally C Y O'Connor CMG ( 11 January 1843 – 10 March 1902) full name Charles Yelverton O'Connor, was an Irish Mundaring Weir is the name of a Dam (and historically the adjoining locality which are located from Perth Western Australia in the Darling Scarp. For the 2008 film of this name see The Brothel. For the television series of this name see Cathouse The Series. Two-up is a traditional Australian Gambling game involving a designated 'Spinner' throwing two coins into the air The Fimiston Open Pit colloquially known as the Super Pit, ( is Australia's largest open cut gold mine. Its main street is Hannan Street, named after the town's founder. One of the infamous brothels also serves as a museum and is a major national attraction.
The Super Pit is an open-cut gold mine approximately 3. The Fimiston Open Pit colloquially known as the Super Pit, ( is Australia's largest open cut gold mine. Open-pit mining, also known as opencast mining and open-cut mining and strip mining, refers to a method of extracting rock or Minerals 5 kilometres (2. 2 mi) long, 1. 5 kilometres (0. 9 mi) wide and 360 metres (1,181 ft) deep.  It was created by Alan Bond, who bought up a number of old mine leases in order to get the land area needed for the Super Pit. Alan Bond (born 22 April 1938 is a notorious Australian businessman famous for high-profile business ventures including what was at the time the biggest corporate collapse Every now and again the digging reveals an old shaft containing abandoned equipment and vehicles from the earlier mines.
The mine operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a visitor centre overlooks it. The mine blasts at 1:00 pm every day, unless the prevailing winds would carry dust over the town. Each of the massive trucks carries 225 tonnes of rock and the round trip takes about 35 minutes, most of that time being the slow uphill haul. Employees must live in Kalgoorlie; it is not a fly-in fly-out operation. Fly-in fly-out is a method of employing people in remote areas The mine is expected to be productive until about 2017. At that point, it is planned to abandon it and allow the groundwater to seep in and fill it. Groundwater is Water located beneath the Ground surface in Soil pore spaces and in the Fractures of lithologic formations It is estimated it will take about 50 years to fill completely.
There are 25 historical hotels and pubs in Kalgoorlie which are still operating today;
There are also some hotels that no longer exist in the city;
In addition, Kalgoorlie has modern accommodation facilities, including;
The Kalgoorlie-Boulder metropolitan area consists of a number of suburbs:
Known as the home of the Super Pit, it is one of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's historical suburbs featuring many buildings and landmarks dating as far back as 1880. It was once the central business district for the Town of Boulder, but since amalgamation with Kalgoorlie, it is now more of a historical local centre. Boulder has its own post office, town hall and many hotels along its main thoroughfare, Burt Street.
A new housing suburb located next to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport which was recently expanded and is enjoying healthy growth. Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport is an airport in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
A recent housing suburb built on old golf course land. Fairways also features a primary school, church, caravan park and small business. A popular choice for young families.
Adeline was originally constructed around 1970 by the State Housing Commission. The suburb was built on the "Radburn" concept, with houses facing away from the street and common pathways linking homes. In 2003, a significant urban renewal project, including the renaming of the suburb to Golden Grove and re-aligning of homes was commenced. 
Located in Kalgoorlie's far north. It was once the city's richest part of town, and the first suburb to have its own independent shopping centre (Hannans Boulevarde). A school and an 18 hole golf course are featured as well.
The central business district. Hannan Street, named after Paddy Hannan, is the city's most major street and stretches from the western side of the suburb (mainly housing and some light industrial) to the eastern side (national retail chains, banks, law enforcement, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and tourist attractions).
The name of the eastern extension to Hannans. Proving popular due to adjacent nature reserve (Karlkurla Park) and good location.
One of Kalgoorlie's oldest and largest housing suburbs. Much like other older suburbs, almost every street is parallel with Hannan Street in Central Kalgoorlie. It houses North Kalgoorlie primary and pre primary schools, many small businesses and medical practices, a hotel and a tavern and an 18 hole golf course.
Much smaller today than it originally was before the Super Pit expansion. It's located at the far east end of Lamington between the northern Goldfields railway and Goldfields Highway.
The south-east section of high-class housing suburb Somerville. O'Connor is home to its own primary and Catholic high schools and shopping facilities, and it also houses the city's only recreation centre.
A narrow suburb following Piccadilly street between Central Kalgoorlie and Lamington. Features the city's regional hospital, some small business, a hotel, a sporting arena and two grassed ovals.
Reputed as Kalgoorlie-Boulder's richest suburb, with unique design and high-class housing and parks. It's located between West Kalgoorlie, Central Kalgoorlie and O'Connor.
Stretching from Boundary Street, Kalgoorlie to Holmes Street, Golden Grove and bordering with Central Kalgoorlie, O'Connor, Golden Grove and Sport O' Kings. Mostly housing occupies South Kalgoorlie, however three high schools and one primary school, some medium industrial and small to medium businesses are also here.
A small recent extension to the western side of South Kalgoorlie between Maxwell Street and the Kalgoorlie race course.
A housing-only suburb located on the opposite side of Fairways on Burt Street. Bordering with Golden Grove, O'Connor, Fairways and Boulder.
Kalgoorlie's main industrial area. It is the first suburb as you approach Kalgoorlie on the Great Eastern Highway. Features the city's airport and small, medium and heavy industrial. Currently under expansion further west (ANZAC Drive Industrial Estate. )
The western tip of Lamington built in the eighties. Mostly housing with one shop, sporting facilities and an arboretum nature reserve.
The small remains of East Kalgoorlie before being swallowed up by the Super Pit. Still existing area features mostly housing with one primary school, and is home to the Mt. Charlotte mine shaft and Nanny Goat Hill.
The town is located on the main East-West rail corridor across Australia. For eastward train travellers, on the trans-continental "Indian Pacific" service, Kalgoorlie is the last town encountered for hundreds of kilometres before entering the vast expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. Route The route leaves East Perth Station and travels first along a dual gauge section of the Midland suburban line and east to Kalgoorlie, then following The "Prospector" train run by Transwa also provides daily services to Perth. The Transwa Prospector is a standard-gauge passenger train operated by Transwa that runs between Perth, Western Australia, and the Goldfields Transwa is Western Australia's regional public transport provider linking 275 destinations within Western Australia, from Kalbarri in the north to Augusta in the south Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.
Kalgoorlie has a dry climate with hot summers and cool winters. Not to be confused with Denan Kemp. Dean Kemp (born 17 February 1969 is an Australian rules footballer who played for the West Walter Albert Lindrum, OBE (born 29 August 1898, in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia; with some 57 world records to his credit many Barry James Marshall, AC FRS FAA (born 30 September 1951) is an Australian Physician, Nobel Prize Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin is awarded once a year by the Swedish Karolinska Institute. Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia on 14 February 1975 "for the purpose of according recognition Tim Rogers (born Timothy Adrian Rogers September 20, 1969) is the frontman of esteemed Australian rock band You Am I. Terence ("Terry" Arthur Walsh (born November 20, 1953 in Kalgoorlie Western Australia) is a former Field hockey striker from Kevin Bloody Wilson (born Dennis Bryant on 13 February 1947 in Sydney Australia) is a short bearded Comedy singer/songwriter The average annual rainfall is 260mm on an average of 65 days and, while the average rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, there is considerable variation from year to year.
January is the hottest month with an average maximum temperature of 33. 6°C, but temperatures above 40. 0°C occur nearly once a week when hot, dry, north to northeasterly winds arrive. Such high temperatures are usually followed by a cool change from the south and occasionally with a thunderstorm.
By contrast winters are cool with July average maximum and minimum temperatures being 16. 5°C and 4. 8°C respectively. Cold wet days with a maximum below 12. 0°C occur about once every winter. The lowest maximum temperature recorded is 7. 2°C on 19 July 1961. Overnight temperatures fall below freezing about 4 times in a typical winter. Such events occur on clear nights following a day of cold southerly winds.
|Mean daily maximum temperature (°C)||33. The Celsius Temperature scale was previously known as the centigrade scale. 6||32. 0||29. 5||25. 1||20. 5||17. 5||16. 7||18. 4||22. 2||25. 6||28. 9||31. 9||25. 2|
|Mean daily minimum temperature (°C)||18. The Celsius Temperature scale was previously known as the centigrade scale. 2||17. 8||16. 0||12. 6||8. 6||6. 2||4. 9||5. 5||7. 9||10. 9||14. 0||16. 5||11. 6|
|Mean total rainfall (mm)||22. The Millimetre ( American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to 8||31. 5||23. 6||22. 1||27. 8||29. 6||25. 4||21. 7||14. 5||15. 1||18. 2||16. 1||268. 4|
|Mean number of rain days||3. 7||4. 1||4. 3||5. 4||7. 1||8. 2||8. 4||7. 1||5. 5||4. 3||3. 9||3. 6||65. 6|
|Source: Bureau of Meteorology|
There are currently 10 primary schools, 4 high schools and 1 university in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder area.
View from the lookout.
The Super Pit, Australia's largest open-cut gold mine.
The historical Kalgoorlie Post Office.
The Kalgoorlie Hotel/Judds Pub.
|Preceding station||Transwa Trains network||Following station|
towards East Perth
|Great Southern Railway|
towards East Perth