June Festivities

June Festivities

The month of June will be notably significant as the community celebrates the very first gold nugget find by Paddy Hannan, Thomas Flanagan and Daniel Shea, which was discovered on 14th June and registered on 17th June, 1893.  

On the 9th June, the Gold Industry Group will officially launch the #heartofgold Discovery Trail App, an interactive golden adventure with remarkable audio stories, fun widgets, timeless photos and much more. 

During the evening, join the street party of the year with the Multicultural Festival and indulge in the many flavours of the world.  The Goldfields Arts Centre forecourt and Lord Forrest Precinct will come to life with many stalls, entertainment and tasty foods all themed to countries and cultures around the world. 

Experience the Karlkurla Bushland Park for a Dreaming Culture Tour on the 12th and 15th June.  Local Aboriginal Guides and Kalgoorlie Boulder Urban Landcare Group guides will take you on a journey through the historical events of the Great Western Woodlands, along with some Dreamtime stories, bush medicine, finishing off with some billy tea and damper.

Take a step back in time for the event of the year with the 125th Historic Gala, an event not to be missed.  A delicious dinner, dance and cabaret performance on the night, all while stepping out into your favourite gold rush era costume.

125 years ago today, 17th June, was the first gold registration by Paddy Hannan.  The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will be hosting the Mayoral Cup Day at the races to mark this momentous occasion.  Bring the whole family down for free entry to the Racing Club.  See you track-side!

Get yourselves set for spectacular celebrations to mark this momentous occasion.