Tribute to Don Reid who created the historic WA mining town of Gwalia. has saved

Tribute to Don Reid who created the historic WA mining town of Gwalia.  has saved

Residents of WA’s northern Goldfields have paid tribute to the man credited with saving an important piece of the region’s history. Don Reid, who was instrumental in preserving the historic mining town of Gwalia, recently died in Adelaide, where he had lived since 1980. The town, now a major tourist attraction, was abandoned in 1963 … Read more

WA lotto winners: Two raffle tickets each take home $1.43 million share of Saturday’s draw

WA lotto winners: Two raffle tickets each take home .43 million share of Saturday’s draw

WA, you did it again. The state has two new lucky lotto millionaires, each winning a $1.43 million share in Saturday night’s draw. Folks in the Goldfields will rush to check their pockets and search the back of the couch for their tickets, while one of WA’s winners buys his ticket from the Boulder Newsagency. … Read more

Federal court recognizes Darlot’s native property rights in WA Goldfields, says 1890 gold rush ‘turned up’

Federal court recognizes Darlot’s native property rights in WA Goldfields, says 1890 gold rush ‘turned up’

Traditional landowners in Western Australia’s northern goldfields have had their original property rights formally recognized by federal court 30 years after the landmark Mabo decision. Most important points: Federal Court Clears Native Darlot Title Claim Covering Large Areas of WA’s Northern Goldfields About 150 members of the Darlot mob attended Tuesday’s Federal Court hearing on … Read more

Goldfields fatal crash: Teenager Katie McGuire remembered as beautiful girl with ‘cheeky smile’

Goldfields fatal crash: Teenager Katie McGuire remembered as beautiful girl with ‘cheeky smile’

A teenage girl who died in a horrific car crash in the Goldfields has been remembered by family and friends as a “beautiful girl” who had a “cheeky smile and a witty sense of humour”. Katie McGuire, 18, died on June 26 when she was a passenger in a Toyota Prado that rolled over on … Read more