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What is there for kids to do in Kalgoorlie?

19 October 2021  •  Ron Manners AO

On in the 19th of October, 1991 I was interviewed for the ABC by J.A White-Townsend. Below is an extract. Interviewer: How long …

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Stan Perron AM (1922-2018): A tribute

3 December 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

[caption id="attachment_4369" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo credit: Business News[/caption] From my first meeting, when I was 17-years-old, right through to 2018, Stan never changed. …

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Growing up on the Goldfields: Part 2

6 February 2018  •  Ron Manners AO

Haven’t read part 1? Catch up here. It all begins in Kalgoorlie... Here’s one of those success stories that so often begin in …

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The life and times of WG Manners

19 December 2017  •  Ron Manners AO

There’s a name that keeps popping up on this website and throughout my books — WG Manners, my grandfather. Since today is his …

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Mining in Kalgoorlie 1999: Confronting a pebble or a mountain?

20 August 1999  •  Ron Manners AO

This presentation was given at the 1999 Mining in the Goldfields – Opportunities and Challenges conference, and talked about recent mineral discoveries, the …

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Gold ‘n’ Dollars: the Kalgoorlie connection

21 February 1994  •  Mannwest Admin

These lessons in free enterprise for Australia are part of an address on gold mining in Kalgoorlie and Chile. Delivered by Ron Manners …

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Get a hat

25 October 1993  •  Ron Manners AO

For a guy who is more interested in the future than the past, I can’t understand how I keep being asked to delve …

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Lang Hancock: Feeding the crocodile

22 September 1978  •  Ron Manners AO

Lang Hancock gave this speech in Sydney in September 1978. He was always an encouraging force in my life and for this I …

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Amy Johnson flies in: Kalgoorlie 1930

5 July 1930  •  Ron Manners AO

Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia, is perhaps the most famous aviatrix of all. She had a …

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