Kalgoorlie, Perth

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    by carstenj
  • Kalgoorlie
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  • Kalgoorlie
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    While you are in Kalgoorlie,...

    by carstenj Written Aug 24, 2002

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    While you are in Kalgoorlie, presuming you haven't been taken by the gold rush, check out the classic Edwardian architecture at places like The Palace and The Exchange.
    You will also find that the town is a free spirited place where beer production and consumption is as highranking as partying, gambling and prostitution. Hey it is almost the wild west here.

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    In Kalgoorlie you must see the...

    by carstenj Written Aug 24, 2002

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    In Kalgoorlie you must see the huge open pit, where digging out the gold is an industry and not at all romantic or charming. Much more interesting is going down the shaft of the now closed Underground Mine, where tours are available
    Picture: Open Pit mining.

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    Last but not least, get on the...

    by carstenj Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Last but not least, get on the Great Eastern Highway and head for Kalgoorlie, the gold mining town of 20,000 people. The drive there is about 700km and will take you outback on the way. If you're not in a rush, and why would you be, stop at one of the camel farms on the way and take a ride. Camels were used heavily earlier as transports to the minefields as they were fit ti deal with the desert bushland and the long trek. Interestingly, the most expensive commodity in Kalgoorlie was once water as it had to be brought out from Perth on camel trains.

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    Kalgoorlie... Crazy town!...

    by ben.gee Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Kalgoorlie... Crazy town! Gambling , borthels and a lot of alcohol. It's really a mining town!
    Don't forget... Thursday is 'Skimpie' day...

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    Travel in the outback and go...

    by laetitiad Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Travel in the outback and go to Kalgoorlie

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