Gold­fields rock to early news of peace

Kalgoorlie Miner - - REAL ESTATE -

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

Pic­ture cour­tesy of Robyn Mur­ray

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.

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