116 Burt Street, Boulder, 6432
The Boulder Town Hall was built in 1908 and demonstrates the architectural style of the prosperous gold rush days. It is a beautifully preserved historic hall with pressed tin ceilings and wrought iron balustrades and became famous as the host venue for celebrity performers such as Dame Nellie Melba, Eileen Joyce and Joan Sutherland. The multifaceted hall also operated as a library and municipal offices at various times during the 20th century and was the main focus of community life in Boulder.
It still houses a rare and famous Goatcher Curtain, believed to be the last remaining one of its kind. This spectacular curtain, created by Philip Goatcher, depicts the scene of the Bay of Naples and has hung in the hall since 1908. See the lovingly restored curtain be lowered by its original pulley system each Tuesday and Thursday (10am to 3pm).
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder History and Heritage Unit run guided tours of the Boulder Town Hall allowing visitors to experience the magnificent municipal edifice for themselves. The tours run on Tuesday at 10:30am and cost $5 per person.