Here is the beginning of a collection of old images of the early mining days in the northern goldfields of Western Australia, mainly the old Sons of Gwalia Mine at Leonora but many of other places also.
Moving a 20 Ton Crankshaft
Before the 1921 Fire
Fire at Sons of Gwalia Mine 1921
1927 Buick Mail Car
1930 Mess Room
Head Frame 1948
Heading Underground in 1963
Sons of Gwalia Mine 1968
Anaconda Copper Mine Eulaminna 1900
Eulaminna was an old township east of Leonora along the road to Laverton
Rail Wash-away 1927 Floods
Afternoon Shift 1930
Allies Set 1916 Gwalia School Ball
Amongst the Wildflowers
Description is wrong £60,000 = $120,000 (AUD) and is today worth over $4,000,000!!
An Outing to Doyle’s Well, about 37 miles (60 km) north west of Leonora
Doyle’s Well Pub Ads
Balangarry is about 120 km north of Leonora near where Leinster is today
Bank of New South Wales Leonora in two different incarnations
Barnes Federal Theatre
Built in 1899 or Mr P. Barnes, an hotel owner and businessman of Leonora.
Cyclists at Craiggiemore Gold Mine
The old Craiggiemore Gold Mine was located in the Laverton Area
Gwalia Leonora Bus Service
Camel Drawn Plow, Gwalia
The Sign on the plough says Lynas Motors – I don’t know if there was an association with a Perth Ford Dealer of the same name.
Cameleer with his Camel
Camel Train Leonora 1930
Camel Train Wilsons Patch
Wilson’s Patch was about 80 km north of Leonora
Camel Trains = the top image is at the Gwalia Railway Station