Kalgoorlie’s Hannan Street, between Wilson and Porter Streets, is one of Australia’s finest heritage precincts, offering a treasure trove of Federation-era architecture. From the late 1890s through to 1910, Hannan Street was transformed from a dusty track into a sophisticated boulevard, lined with shops, hotels and government buildings, and served every few minutes by a tram network that was then Australia’s most modern. During this period of transformation, Hannan Street was one of the most photographed streets in regional Australia, captured repeatedly by the likes of the great goldfields photographer J.J. Dwyer, whose images are the subject of several books.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has produced a downloadable audio tour that can be hired at the city’s Visitor Centre
within the historic Kalgoorlie Town Hall.