Some of Australia’s finest runners descended on the small outback town of Leonora for the mining community’s annual Golden Gift carnival, sponsored by St Barbara Limited, Saracen Mineral Holdings and Gold Fields.
Held 31 May to 3 June, the 2019 event included an art prize, fashions on the field, live music, food and market stalls, fireworks and the main attraction of the coveted road mile title and it’s $50,000 prize.
Members put their life saving skills to the test during a weekend of challenges at the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) Surface Mine Emergency Response Competition, held over 25 and 26 May at Hannans North Tourist Mine.
Competing teams included: KCGM, Gold Fields (Combined), St Barbara Limited (Leonora), Evolution Mining (Mungari), Northern Star Resources, Saracen Mineral Holdings (Carosue Dam) and BHP (Northern Operations).
With the support of Gold Fields’ Australian Foundation, St Barbara Limited and Saracen Mineral Holdings, Shooting Stars officially launched its eighth site in Western Australia.
Leonora will be Shooting Stars’ first program based in Goldfields, located 833 km northeast of Perth and will engage up to 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from years 4-10 at Leonora District High School.
St Barbara has joined Saracen Mineral Holdings in forming a partnership with Shooting Stars to establish the Program in Leonora.
St Barbara will inject $300,000 into the Shooting Stars program over the next three years, which has already seen a substantial impact within the Leonora site.
Saracen Mineral Holdings is funding the start-up of Netball WA's Shooting Stars program in Leonora, which uses netball to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to engage in school.
This WA Day long weekend will see Leonora’s historic streets come to life for the sixteenth annual Golden Gift celebrations.
The town will be transformed as elite athletes travel from around the country to chase their share of $50,000 down Leonora’s dusty bitumen main street.