Miners, millers and miles from nowhere: European migrants in Western Australia

Event details

Events and Exhibitions

Date & time

23 February 2023

11 am to 12 pm (AWST)


National Archives WA Office
Ground Floor, William Square
45 Francis Street
Northbridge WA 6003



Hear about the European migrants who came to Western Australia and helped establish new mining towns during the 1890s gold rush.

Thousands of European migrants came to Western Australia for the 1890s gold rush and subsequent mining boom. Employed as miners and timber workers they helped build communities in new mining towns across Western Australia.

Join us for a free seminar to hear the stories of some of these communities and the migrants who populated once-booming settlements.