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 Goldfields War Museum Collection tells the personal stories of the servicemen and servicewomen of the Goldfields area. The City's Local History Archives collects civic material relating to the area in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder boundary.
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Local Government Act 1995 (WA)
The Goldfields War Museum is a local community based museum operated by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The Local History 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.
The Goldfields War Museum and Local History Archives relocated to the Boulder Town Hall, Burt Street in 2019.
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.
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The Local History Archives is open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm (excluding public holidays). The Goldfields War Museum is open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm (excluding public holidays); and Saturday 9am-1pm.
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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.
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.
The Goldfields War Museum and Local History Archives have the facilities to make copies for a fee.
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 Local History Archives have souvenir items for sale. The main hall, banquet room and kitchen are available for hire to the community (see website).
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Boulder Town Hall, 116 Burt Street, Boulder Boulder, Western Australia 6432