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[kal-goo r-lee]
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  1. a city in SW Australia: chief center of gold-mining industry in Australia.
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Examples from the Web for kalgoorlie

Historical Examples

  • The majority have moved to the still active mines of Kalgoorlie.

    Down Under With the Prince

    Everard Cotes

  • Kalgoorlie Charlie also was feeling the effect of the liquor.

    The Great Gold Rush

    W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis

  • Kalgoorlie, where the Prince next alighted, proved to be a very different place.

  • It is a fortunate circumstance for the fresh enthusiast from "home" that the "Kalgoorlie Mail" leaves Perth in the evening.

    In Search of El Dorado

    Alexander MacDonald

  • Why, me an' him were with Hannan when that old skunk went back on us at the discovery ov Kalgoorlie.

    In Search of El Dorado

    Alexander MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for kalgoorlie


  1. a city in Western Australia, adjoining the town of Boulder: a centre of the Coolgardie gold rushes of the early 1890s; declining gold resources superseded by the discovery of nickel ore in 1966. Pop: 28 281 (including Boulder) (2001)
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