Goldfields rock to early news of peace
Dennis at their head. Messrs. McKay, Meredith, Will Rollow and Dudley were the principal male singers, and with the assistance of lady members of the company they presented patriotic songs, inclusive of Coming Home, Tipperary, Tennessee, and Australia Will Be There.
The choruses were taken up by the crowd, and the result was that an exhilarating half an hour was spent.
The two comedians, in character, Rollow and Dudley, gave much amusement to the youngsters.
Citizens in many cases then went home for lunch to find it unprepared in households to where the good news had travelled.
The spirit of forbearance on account of the general joy was brought into play.
Later the women-folk arrayed themselves, and hurried off to join the pleasure-making throng in the principal thoroughfare of the town.
In the afternoon, people swarmed into town from all quarters and Hannan Street was thronged with a joyous, singing, cheering crowd.
Miniature flags were waving everywhere, and decorated motor cars packed with singers flew up
This photograph was taken on November 12, 1918 and depicts a column of returned servicemen marching down Lane Street towards the Soldiers' Rest, having started from Donaldson's Hotel on Hamilton Street. During the war, the Boulder branch of the Red Cross established the Soldiers' Rest in Lane Street, Boulder, as a kind of club house to aid in the recuperation of returned men.