Be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience, with unique footage at point 3 on the Kalgoorlie #heartofgold Discovery Trail. Here, the presiding Mayor of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for the last three years, John Bowler, takes viewers on an ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Kalgoorlie Town Hall.
Visitors, students and even locals may have walked past the pink-hued building several times before, but many won’t know much of the Town Hall’s history or functions. At point 3 on the Kalgoorlie #heartofgold Discovery Trail, walkers are invited to follow the Mayor inside to view the Hall’s Edwardian décor, the various sporting memorabilia lining the walls, and the grand space in which many a famous performer has entertained the people of the Goldfields.
Opening the door to the Council Chambers in never-before-seen-footage, the Mayor grants viewers exclusive access to the very same room in which the city council has sat for over 100 years. Still in use today, the Council Chambers have seen two World Wars, mining booms, the Great Depression and many more ups and downs in the lives of the Goldfields people. Sitting at the head of the U-shaped council table, Mayor Bowler explains the importance of the Hall since its construction in 1908.
Dive deeper into the past at point 3, with the story of John Wilson, Kalgoorlie’s first Mayor. Wilson presented the next Mayor in 1896, with Mayoral robes and chains he’d bought in London, starting a tradition that continues to today. Trailblazers can even try their hand at hunting down their own Mayoral chains, with the trail’s augmented reality game.