Year 5 students from Mount Pleasant Primary School were the lucky recipients of an all-expenses paid excursion on the Perth Heart of Gold Discovery Trail last week.
The excursion prize was one of two won at the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia’s HASS Week Conference in July.
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.
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.
Following the successful launch of Perth’s #heartofgold Discovery Trail in 2017, the Gold Industry Group are continuing their annual celebration of Australia’s gold industry.
The launch of the trail’s reverse option will take place at a free community event on Saturday 20 October 2018 at The Perth Mint.
This year's Diggers & Dealers saw near-record numbers with a strong gold presence and a focus on emerging discoveries and the future of mining.
Read the Gold Industry Group's highlights from the 27th year of Diggers & Dealers.
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 Kalgoorlie Town Hall.
The Gold Industry Group’s role is vital to educating and engaging with the wider community on the historic, social and economic importance of the gold industry to Western Australia.
“By leading community and industry initiatives we can create change that will positively influence future generations and ensure the industry stays strong,” said Richard Hayes, Gold Industry Group Chairperson.
In 1892, Coolgardie grew into a booming town after prospectors Arthur Bayley and William Ford discovered a rich find of gold nuggets at Fly Flat. Prospectors, gold diggers, mining companies and speculators then followed the gold rush during the roaring nineties in Western Australia.
The #heartofgold Discovery Trail will be launched in Perth on Saturday 7 October, which is part of a long-term community engagement program aimed at educating and engaging the wider community on the rich history and importance of Australia's gold industry, with a strong focus on educating at a grass roots level.
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.