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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.

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Historical Collections

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Small Objects

Objects in the Mine Office depict community, cultural and mining life from the late 19th century until the middle of the 20th century. The collection, which also features the heritage of Afghan, Italian and Yugoslav migrants, tells the stories of hardship in a remote mining community and the ingenuity of the inhabitants to make do with what was available in order to survive. Objects depict the mining technology of the past and illustrate events in the life of the region.

The introduction of mining had a dramatic impact on the Aboriginal people of the Northern Goldfields. From the 1920s, the Sons of Gwalia Mine employed a few Aboriginal men to work below and above ground.

Gwalia Museum holds a small collection of Aboriginal boomerangs and spears which, together with photographs, give a glimpse into Aboriginal culture in the Leonora-Gwalia area. Today Wongi and Ngalia people live in Gwalia and Leonora, in Koara Country.

The collection includes:

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