City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Heritage Services, Western Australia

Identity area



Authorized form of name

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Heritage Services, Western Australia

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Goldfields War Museum and City Archives


  • Municipal

Contact area


Joanne Wilson



Street address

316 Hannan Street,




Western Australia

Country name

Postal code



08 9093 1087



Description area


The Goldfields War Museum had its origins towards the end of 1970s when the Boulder Shire Council and the Boulder Development Committee wished to establish a tourist precinct. The collection has over 2000 items, of which many are photographs, documents and maps.

The City's Archives collection has over 30 000 items in its collection some dating back to 1895. The Archives also has many resources which are available to researchers, see

Geographical and cultural context

The Goldfields War Museum Collection tells the personal stories of the servicemen and servicewomen of the Goldfields area. The City Archives collects civic material only relating to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder boundary.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

The Goldfields War Museum is a local community based museum operated by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
The City Archives manages the City's historic documents and other memorabilia.
Heritage Services is managed by a Team Leader and each area is operated by one staff member.

Records management and collecting policies


The Goldfields War Museum and City Archives are currently located on the 1st floor of the Kalgoorlie Town Hall, built in 1908. The War Museum is currently under redevelopment and will be relocating to the Boulder Town Hall, Burt Street in November 2018.


Historic civic documents, photographs, maps, trophies and memorabilia, including the Claude Hotchin Art bequest.

The Goldfields War Museum consists of personal items belonging to Goldfields servicemen and servicewomen as well as items associated with homefront activities. The collection consists of uniforms and other paraphernalia, flags, coins, medals, photographs, documents (letters, postcards and field maps) and arms - large field guns and military vehicles.

Finding aids, guides and publications

To find out more about Heritage Services and services offered, see

To learn more about our history, find us on facebook:

Access area

Opening times

The Kalgoorlie Town Hall is open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm. The Goldfields War Museum and City Archives are also open to the public at these times.
Closed on Christmas and New Year Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day.

Access conditions and requirements

All research material is to remain onsite. Books from the library are not to be removed.

Only pencil and paper are allowed when handling material. Use of gloves is required for specific material.

Researchers are required to complete an access to information request form.


The Kalgoorlie Town Hall is located on the corner of Hannan and Wilson Streets. Access is available to all members of the public.

Parking is located on Hannan Street which includes parking for people with disabilities. A ramp is located on the Wilson Street side of the Kalgoorlie Town Hall and a lift is available to the first floor.

Services area

Research services

Reference advice is available and Heritage Staff can assist with access to microfilm and microfilm readers.

Requests for information can be requested through the Archives, the City website and via Facebook.

Reproduction services

Public areas

The Kalgoorlie Town Hall is open to the public. Certain areas are closed to visitors, but are opened for historic Town Hall tours.

Free internet is available through the Visitor Centre. The Goldfields War Museum and City Archives have souvenir items for sale.

The main hall, banquet room and kitchen are available for hire to the community (see website).

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered 22 April 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Defence (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

316 Hannan Street,
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia 6430