De Bernales Building

Long Term Exhibition | Updated 4 years ago

The parlor of the De Bernales Building exhibition
De Bernales Building
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Claude De Bernales was a successful mining entrepreneur who made his fortunes on the Kalgoorlie-Boulder goldfields. In this display, the opulent Kalgoorlie and Perth office and boardrooms have been recreated in all their grandeur. Note the difference between the typical miner’s cottage – found nearby in the Museum grounds – and these elegant quarters.