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City shines for St Barbara's Day

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City shines for St Barbara's Day

Thousands flocked to the centre of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on Sunday for the annual St Barbara’s Day Parade, where colossal mining vehicles rumbled down Hannan Street festooned with mascots, Christmas angels and a couple of famous footy sons.

Now in its 19th year, the festival drew around 15,000 people to celebrate the patron saint of miners and the industry’s contribution to the state’s heritage, economy and community.

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Perth's virtual gold trail for Chinese tourism

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Perth's virtual gold trail for Chinese tourism

A year on from the launch of Perth’s virtual Heart of Gold Discovery Trail, a Mandarin translation of the self-guided walking tour will be released at an exclusive first-look event on Friday 30 November.

Gold Industry Group Chairman and Perth Mint CEO Richard Hayes with special guest the Minister for Mines and Petroleum and Asian Engagement the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, will host leading travel agencies, tourism operators and media to be first to experience the interactive gold adventure in Mandarin via the Heart of Gold Australia app.

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Gold event brings city to life

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Gold event brings city to life

Perth’s heart of gold came to life on the weekend as hundreds descended on the city for the Gold Industry Group’s (GIG) annual celebration.

Following the successful launch of Perth’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail in October 2017, a free community event took place in the city to unveil the trail’s reverse option - with new interactive features to uncover.

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder named top tourism town

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder named top tourism town

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder received the GWN7 Top Tourism Town Award in the category for towns or cities with a population over 5,000 at the 2018 WA Tourism Conference.

Held in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre earlier this month, the awards are an annual celebration and recognition of the best of Western Australia’s destinations.

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Bringing 125 golden years to life

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Bringing 125 golden years to life

We celebrated one of the nation’s biggest gold rushes at the official opening of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail over the weekend, which saw scores of locals, tourists, students and families alike joining in the fun.

Telling the stories of the Goldfields in a unique and interactive way, the new virtual journey educates and delights people of all ages.

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Pan for pure gold with The Perth Mint at virtual trail launch

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Pan for pure gold with The Perth Mint at virtual trail launch

To celebrate the launch of Perth’s Heart of Gold Discovery Trail at Elizabeth Quay this Saturday, The Perth Mint is giving trail blazers the opportunity to pan for real gold!

Scattered with real gold nuggets from Ramelius Resources’ Wattle Dam gold mine, the Mint’s interactive dry panning activity will have Perth families and tourists of all ages experience what it was like to search for gold during the gold rushes of the late 1800s.

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Perth’s first virtual gold trail to launch at Elizabeth Quay

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Perth’s first virtual gold trail to launch at Elizabeth Quay

The Gold Industry Group announced the launch of its Heart of Gold Discovery Trail, which will take place at Elizabeth Quay on Saturday 7 October, at its Digital Mine breakfast at Diggers & Dealers today. 

The Heart of Gold Discovery Trail will be the first virtual trail of its kind to give the community an interactive ‘gold’ experience via the free Heart of Gold app.

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#heartofgold Discovery Trail: The story of a nation built on gold

#heartofgold Discovery Trail: The story of a nation built on gold

The Gold Industry Group will launch its #heartofgold Discovery Trail next year in Perth, providing a fun and interactive way for the community to connect with the importance and history of gold, which remains at the heart of our nation today.

This long-term community engagement initiative will engage millions of students, families and tourists alike. Here is a sneak peak of what you will find.

Virtual gold trail to engage community at Elizabeth Quay

Virtual gold trail to engage community at Elizabeth Quay

The Gold Industry Group has announced a long-term, community engagement project in Perth expected to attract millions of students, tourists and families. 

The virtual Heart of Gold Discovery Trail and gold panning activity in Elizabeth Quay will provide a fun and interactive way for visitors to learn about Western Australia’s storied gold industry and its importance to our economy.