Title Details


Illustrates life in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and describes the work of the gold miners.
Year : 1948 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes |
Director : R Maslyn Williams |
VS Town of Kalgoorlie. CU's policeman talking to Tommy Martin, CU Mrs Elliott, CU Mayor, statue of Patrick Hannan. Panning of gold by old man. Pulling up bucket by hand from mine. Skyline of gold mine. Tram. Men going to work at mine. Miners chatting wearing helmets, getting into lift. Mechanics of cables for list as it goes down, men getting out.
Access No. 41326 | 2 mins 57 secs | 1940s | Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Opening titles.
Access No. 124111 | 49 secs | 1940s | Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU drill in mine, VS miners at work, underground train, explosives, men eating sandwiches, lift coming up. CU open mine, men drilling, explosion. Ore going to machines, processing to separate gold from rock. Molten gold, gold ingots. Mud being dried in desert. High mountains of dried mud.
Access No. 124112 | 3 mins 17 secs | 1940s | Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS deserted gold town of Coolgardie, men fossicking. Pipeline carrying water. People in street talking, newspaper headlines regarding gold prices. Young men coming of mining school. Men getting out of car and carrying gold ingots on their shoulder. Old miner talking to dealer in street. Young men putting mining supplies into old ute, drive off past statue of Paddy Hannan and into desert,
Access No. 124113 | 3 mins 11 secs | 1940s | Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |