Governor of Western Australia

George Rehder

Governor of Western Australia Badge of the Governor of Western Australia Incumbent Kim Beazley AC since 1 May 2018 Office of the Governor Executive Council of Western Australia Style His Excellency the Honourable Reports to Monarch of Australia Residence Government House, Perth Seat Perth, Western Australia Nominator Premier of Western Australia […]

Gold mining in Western Australia

George Rehder

Gold mining in Western Australia Position of Western Australia within Australia highlighted Location State Western Australia Country Australia Regulatory authority Authority Department of Mines and Petroleum Website Official website Production Commodity Gold Production 6.27 million troy ounces (195 tonnes) Value A$10 billion Employees 19,175 (2014-15) Year 2015-16 Gold mining in […]

Gold rushes by region

George Rehder

Australia and New Zealand Main article: Australian gold rushes Ballarat‘s tent city in the summer of 1853–54, oil painting from an original sketch by Eugene von Guerard Various gold rushes occurred in Australia over the second half of the 19th century. The most significant of these, although not the only […]

CHRONOLOGY. OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

George Rehder

1616: Dirk Hartog in the Eendracht. First authenticated voyage to Western Australia. 1619: Discovery of Abrolhos Islands by Houtman. 1622: Voyage of Leeuwin. Wreck of Trial. 1627: 1628: Discovery of De Witt Land. Voyage of Pelsart in Batavia. Pelsart wrecked on Abrolhos Islands. 1644: Voyage of Tasman 1688: Dampier in […]

Bootu Creek mine fatality

George Rehder

Bootu Creek mine fatality A Mineworker has been buried at a the Bootu Creek Manganese mine The recovery of a miner entombed in a wall collapse at the Bootu Creek mine could take several days but the mine has vowed to keep operating despite the tragic circumstances. The NT Resources […]

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