“SIN, SAND, SORROW, SICKNESS AND SHILLING DRINKS”: Stories from the Western Australian Gold RushVideo | Updated 2 years ago Ann Delroy, Head of History Department Explore some of the colourful stories of life following the gold strike at Kalgoorlie in 1893. How did people get to the 'fields? What did they live in? Where did their water come from? How did they pan for gold in waterless country? Chevron are a presenting partner for the "In the Wild West" lecture series. View the discussion thread.