Do you ever dream, my sweetheart,
Of a twilight long ago,
Of a park in old Kalgoorlie
Where the bougainvillaeas grow?
The miners of Kalgoorlie's Golden Mile knew Herbert Hoover before the turn of the century as a young gold-mining engineer and balladeer in love with a local barmaid. Today Kalgoorlie is a nickel-mining center of 26,000, with 37 saloons, tolerated brothels and streets still wide enough to turn a horse team around. It is a part of a vast interior that few Australians ever see, since four-fifths of the country's 13...