Coolgardie Day is the celebration of Arthur Bayley registering his claim for himself and William Ford, know thereafter as ‘Bayley’s Reward’, on the 17th of September 1892 at Southern Cross. It was the beginning of the Eastern Goldfields and was to spark the greatest gold rush in Australian history.
Today, Coolgardie Day enjoys the respect it is entitled to. It is the oldest event in the Eastern Goldfields. It is firmly etched on the West Australian Calender of Events and still brings people back to the Goldfields who have soft memories of their past.
Showbags, rides, stalls parades and much more.
Crowds of 10,000 plus have made Coolgardie Day a nice place to be.