A social history of music in Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie and Boulder, 1892 to 1908

Jean Esther Farrant

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[Truncated] The Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia developed very rapidly from the time that gold was first discovered at Coolgardie in 1892. Many of
the townships which sprang up so quickly all over the region had a very
short life, while others continued to thrive for some years. Kalgoorlie,
which was soon to become the centre for the goldfields, is still a city
today with a sizeable population, although its fortunes have waxed and
waned over the years.
This study traces the growth of musical activities in three of the towns
of the area from their earliest beginnings to the peak of their prosperity.
(In the case of Coolgardie, its rapid decline at the beginning of the
century will also be noted.) The survey finishes in 1908, the year that
imressive town hall buildings were opened in Boulder and Kalgoorlie
respectively.
Music was part of nearly every social acitivity of the day and there were
attempts to establish the same types of musical organisations in each
town. However, it will be demonstrated that certain musical groups
flourished more successfully than others in the three townships selected
for study, reflecting differences in background and interests of the local
inhabitants.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 1992

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1992.

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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