Tourist brochure 'The Story of the Golden Mile' issued by the West Australian Government Tourist Bureau in 1947. The Golden Mile refers to an area within the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Gold Field of Western Australia, near the twin towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder, 597km east of Perth. The Golden mile is said to have contained some of the richest square mile of gold reserves in the world. In 1893 Irish prospector Paddy Hannan was the first person to strike gold on the Golden Mile and from 1893 to 2005 the Golden Mile has yielded more than 1,475 metric tons of gold. In 2010 the Golden Mile continues to be actively worked by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, although the use of modern open cut mining technologies has seen the Golden Mile transform itself into a Super Pit.
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TOURIST BROCHURE TITLED "THE STORY OF THE GOLDEN MILE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA". ISSUED BY THE WEST AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU, 1947.
Folded paper with colour illustrations
WEST AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TOURIST; BUREAU
Type of item
220 mm (Length), 140 mm (Width)
21.5 cm (Length), 14 cm (Width)
Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: Folded