I have written previously about Robert Winthrop, bigamist and bounder. Yesterday I came across some new information which confirms the stereotype. According to the Western Argus, Winthrop was living in Dugan Street, Kalgoorlie, at the age of 72 in 1922 when he was shot in the thigh by a 35-year-old married woman. I think she might have been aiming for his groin. The prosecutor described the accused, Lillian Haight, as Winthrop’s “housekeeper”.
The first month of summer in Mount Gambier recorded an average maximum temperature of 20.4 degrees (69F) compared with 31.8 in Kalgoorlie (89F). That’s a substantial difference, and I much prefer the cooler conditions. Overnight temperatures showed a similar contrast. In Mount Gambier the average minimum was 10.6 (51F) compared with 17 (63F) in Kalgoorlie. [...]
Kalgoorlie had fairly mild weather in November compared with my recollections. The average daily maximum was 25 degrees compared with a long-term average of 30. I didn’t like the relentless heat of summer in Kalgoorlie. Having grown up in Gippsland, I’m a bit soft I suppose when it comes to typical Australian summers. Mount Gambier [...]
I’ve been feeling nostalgic for Kalgoorlie this week. It’s a great time of year there, heading into Race Round (September 7-13) after Diggers & Dealers. The weather is perfect unless the wind picks up, low 20s, hardly any rain. Mount Gambier needs rain and nobody audibly complains about the fact there have been showers every [...]
I was sorry to read on the Kalgoorlie Miner website that Skywest will abandon its Melbourne-Kalgoorlie service in November. I used the service thrice, and although expensive it was a marvellous time saver. They say it is not economically viable at 50 percent capacity given high fuel prices, operating costs “and the deteriorating economic conditions [...]