Day 9 Kalgoorlie

Today we went to a few look outs. Firstly, Mt Charlotte which is the old, and one of the current water reservoirs of Kalgoorlie. It is fed by water being pumped from Mandaring Weir 563 kms away. The pipeline was built between 1896 and 1903 and along with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Snowy Mountain Hydro electric scheme is considered to be one of the greatest Australian engineering feats. It still is in operation and still supplies most of the towns of the southern goldfields. Second lookout was the Super Pit lookout. Still big, still amazing.

Next off to the mining museum. Lots of stories about the development of the Kalgoorlie mines and surrounding towns.  For lunch we headed for Hammond Park. The woman at the tourist ‘i’ said it was a lovely but we were all really surprised with how lovely it was. Beautiful green lawns under big shady trees, an extensive children’s playground, roaming peacocks and a coffee shop with good coffee for Tom. The kids played, Tom sorted photos and I caught up on blog stuff.

We headed back to the caravan park for more swims and then to watch a great game of football. Hawks v Eagles. A most excellent win especially as we are deep in the heart of enemy territory.

Again no music of the day.

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2 Responses to Day 9 Kalgoorlie

  1. John McCarthy says:

    Good morning to you all, the pictures of the open cut nine looked spectacular and would be an amazing site to see. Tom glad you were able to get a good cup of coffee,
    stay safe
    John & Marg

  2. Jacqui Tomlins says:

    Looks great Guys. Love the mine and those big trucks! Corin is following you too, but hasn’t quite got to writing a comment yet. I’ve been to Mandaring Weir – in Perth right? There’s a tragic tale about that pipeline, and the engineer who built it…

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