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Gwalia's Gold Launch Weekend
On the 17th & 18th of November 2018 We celebrated $3.3million dollars worth of upgrades to the Gwalia Historical Precinct

Gwalia Museum Precinct is open
Hoover House, the old Mine Office and Assay building are open for visitors to view and wander though.


Historical Collections

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Archival Collection

The Archive, located in the old Sons of Gwalia Mine Assay Office, contains documents and photographs detailing the operation of the mine and provides a rich insight into the daily of lives of the people who lived in Gwalia and Leonora. The collection  also contains  rare books, maps, plans and historical photographs.

Archival  material is available to researchers by appointment.

PDF Guidelines for access to the collection (PDF 195 KB)

To help you with your own research we have provided you with some resources to help - visit our Archives/Research page.


Documents in the collection include:


The extensive collection of photographs richly illustrates the social history and development of Gwalia and Leonora and provides a good record of the activities at the Sons of Gwalia Mine and the miners who helped extract the gold in very difficult and dangerous circumstances.

Visitors may view many of photographs, which are on display in the Mine Office building.  Other photographs remain in albums and archival folders. A project is planned to digitise the photographic collection over the next few years to preserve the originals and make the entire collection more accessible to the public.

Click on a thumbnail to view a slideshow of all of the images in this gallery.