Local History Archives

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s History and Heritage Unit is home to local history archives and houses a wide collection of council documents, historical books and videos, microfiche index of births, deaths and marriages since 1841, microfiche Pioneers index, Legislative Assembly role since 1904 and various Goldfields’ Newspapers since 1895 on microfilm.

The Local History Archives are located in the Boulder Town Hall and are open Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm (excluding public holidays). For more information, contact (08) 9021 9817 or mailbag@ckb.wa.gov.au.


Below is an incomplete list of materials held in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Archives available for download from the quicklinks panel to the right of the page.

Please contact us if you are looking for a resource that is not listed below:

  • Research Resources
  • Weight of the Chain
  • Street Names of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 2016

Specialist Library

We have over 200 books in our specialist library, dealing with Goldfields Local History and wars in which Australia has played a role.

Our books can be located within the Library catalogue where you can search for a book. Please select the Kalgoorlie Town Hall from the drop down menu to narrow your search to our collection.

Please also refer to the following sites for more historical and archival resources:

State Library of Western Australia

The State Library of Western Australia collects material for heritage, reference and public library collections. Specialist collections include Indigenous history, family history, children's literature and music.

Picture Australia

Picture Australia is an Internet based service that allows you to search several online pictorial collections at the same time.

Curtin University Library

The Curtin University Library has many historical records and publications that are available to the public.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Cemetery Board and Boulder Pioneer Cemetery

The Kalgoorlie Boulder Cemetery is located at 23 Parsons Street, Lamington. The Cemetery is open daily to visitors from 9:30am to 11:00am, and 12:00pm to 3.00pm.

The Boulder Pioneer Cemetery is located on LOT 322 Goldfields Highway, and is open daily to visitors.

To locate a grave, you can contact:

Cultural Associations

Museums Australia

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is committed to its heritage and is a long standing member of Museums Australia, the national association and peak advocacy body representing museums and galleries

Museums Australia seeks to enhance the value of Australia’s collections, public programs and stories by sharing knowledge, developing skills, inspiring innovation and providing leadership and the authoritative voice in protecting and promoting our arts and cultural heritage. 

The International Council of Museums (ICOM Australia)

Australia is a member of ICOM and therefore subscribes to their mission and purpose. The International Council of Museums Australia (ICOM Australia) is a part of the global network of museum and heritage professionals committed to the world’s natural and cultural heritage. As a branch of the ICOM based in Paris, it represents the international interests of its member museums and museum professionals across Australia and nearby regions.

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMAS Australia)

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMAS) is an association of professionals dedicated to the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

ICOMAS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organisation of this kind, which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology and scientific techniques to the conservation of cultural heritage.

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM)

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) is the professional body for conservators in Australia.  Promoting the science and art of the conservation of cultural material as well as looking to improve the scientific and technical knowledge of the profession.  Professional conservators can be contacted through the quick link on this page, should you require information on looking after your heritage objects.

Collections Law

Collections Law provides legal advice for Australian archives, galleries, libraries and museums. 

Quick Links



Research Resources

Weight of the Chain

Street Names of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Specialist Library

Library Catalogue

​State Library of Western Australia

Picture Australia

Curtin University Library

Cemeteries and Memorials

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Cemetery - Find a grave

Boulder Pioneer Cemetery

Goldfields Cemeteries Index

Western Australian Virtual Miners Memorial

Eastern Goldfields Miners Memorial

Cultural Associations

Eastern Goldfields Historical Society

Australian Museums and Galleries Association

International Council of Museums Australia (ICOM Australia)

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM)

Collections Law

Video Links

Paddy Hannan

Kalgoorlie Town Hall Coat of Arms