Tag Archives: Kalgoorlie

Regional Arts Australia Summit: the final night

On the last evening of the Regional Arts Australia Summit a group of us went along to see the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s production, Farm. There were tears. And laughter. Farm tells the story of life on the land in … Continue reading

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The Humans of the Summit project

I mentioned in the last post I was involved in a Young Reference Group, called Create Tank, which did three projects for the Regional Arts Australia Summit held this week just gone. Our group of seven, Hayley and Owen from … Continue reading

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Kalgoorlie Cup 2014

I almost thought we wouldn’t make it. But we did. Race Round; its three race days and one cocktail party are done and dusted for 2014. I’m half sad, half relieved. Time to rest my blistered feet and hang the … Continue reading

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Ladies Day 2014

Wednesday was the Hannans Handicap (aka Ladies Day) at the races. I went to work in the morning, ran home and threw on my dress and fascinator and off we went. I decided to take the tiny point and shoot … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Round Cocktail Party 2014

Tuesday night was the annual Welcome to the Round Cocktail Party at the Hannans Club. ‘The Round’ refers to Kalgoorlie’s annual week of racing, known as Race Round. The Hannans Club was built in 1896 as one of the first … Continue reading

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Boulder Cup 2014

Race Round has arrived! One week, three race days, a cocktail party and a whole lot of fun are on the cards this week. Proceedings kicked off yesterday with the Boulder Cup. After a last minute costume change I wore … Continue reading

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The inaugural meeting of the esteemed Parmis of the Goldfields club

“What’s a parmi?”, you ask? Also known as a parma and more commonly, a chicken parmigiana, the dish comprises a piece of deep fried crumbed chicken, sometimes draped with a piece of ham, which is then drizzled in a herb … Continue reading

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Shocking Pink and What to Wear to the Races?

And I mean shocking. It’s freezing, we’re five weeks out from the races and it feels like everyone is already talking about what they are planning to wear. Hats and fascinators have appeared in all the shops, pop up fashion … Continue reading

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Double denim and joggers

It’s safe to say we aren’t yet at risk of running out of fresh costume party ideas here in Kalgoorlie. Last Saturday night we donned as much denim as possible, threw on some joggers (hello comfort) and made for the … Continue reading

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Paying for stuff in gold

So, for those who don’t know, Kalgoorlie is and has been centred around gold mining since an Irishman named Paddy found the stuff near here back in 1893. For well over a century this place has been known as the … Continue reading

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