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A statue of the diggers Arthur Bayley and William Ford and the strike that started the Western Australia gold rush.
Kalgoorlie has the riches square mile of gold in the world.
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Jun 10 2010 13:58 GMT Annamaria
Nice statue! ;-) Is there still gold in the ground??
Jun 10 2010 15:08 GMT hans55 PRO
a great statue !!!!
Jun 11 2010 11:10 GMT Littleollie
Yes Anna, there are still gold mines in WA and other states of Australia and this mint still processes a lot of gold each year.
Jun 11 2010 11:20 GMT Littleollie
Thank you very much for all of your recent comments Hans; it is a great place and is on the heritage preservation list as a historical building. Daily tours are conducted and gold pouring demonstrations are held three times a day.
I will have to take this tour sometime soon.
Jun 13 2010 02:03 GMT MargNZ
Nice tribute to those brave men John :)
Jun 13 2010 02:18 GMT Littleollie
Both Australia and New Zealand owe a lot to the discovery of gold.

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