Time & Location
12 Sept 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Palace Hotel, 137 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie WA 6430, Australia
About the Event
People and connection is such an important part of travel and what better way to learn about Kalgoorlie than from the locals themselves? Join BlueSky and the Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie for a delicious buffet meal at the 123 year old Palace Hotel with local community members, including special guest Mayor John Bowler.
Join the Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie and BlueSky to share your amazing community to other Western Australians and meet new people at a delicious buffet meal at the 123 year old Palace Hotel. You will be joined by passengers from the BlueSky Kalgoorlie group and special guest Mayor John Bowler.
All funds raised from the dinner, including $5 from every ticket, go towards the 'Lift the Lid on Mental Illness' - Australian Rotary Health’s National annual fundraising day for mental health research. Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.
Each year approximately 1-in-5 Australians will experience a mental illness and in order to help future generations of young Australians, we need to look ahead through research and find out how we can prevent this type of illness occurring.
Date: 12th September
Location: Palace Hotel, 137 Hannan St, Kalgoorlie
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meal Type: Buffet
Drinks: Cash bar available
Dress code: To help bring awareness to this important cause and have a bit of fun, guests are invited to wear a hat of their choice. It could be last year's Melbourne Cup fascinator, your favourite footy team's cap or the Akubra you just wore on the Lake Ballard day trip....any hat is fine. Don't have any good hats or just not a hat person? Not a problem - it is totally optional and totally up to you! Just as long as you are there to support this important cause. Dress code is smart casual.
The evening is intended to finish to allow time for people to still go out and explore the Kalgoorlie night life.
ONLY 100 TICKETS AVAILABLE! So hurry and don't miss out!
Amazing History of the Palace
The Palace, built in 1897, and designed to be the most luxurious hotel outside of Perth continues to be a landmark building in Kalgoorlie. This two-storey hotel was the first to have electric lighting with its own generator and fresh water piped to the bathrooms from the hotel’s own condensers. The furniture for the hotel was supplied from Melbourne.
With its prominent position in the town, the Palace Hotel has been the scene of many famous, and infamous occurrences. Public speeches were delivered from the balconies to the people gathered in the street below. One of the Palace Hotel’s regular guests in its early days was Herbert Hoover, who as a 22 year old US mining engineer worked in the Goldfields for several years. During this time he reportedly fell in love with a barmaid at the hotel before leaving to marry his college sweetheart and rising to take the American Presidency in 1929. The elaborately carved mirror which stands in the foyer of the hotel was his parting gift to the Hotel.
This ticket type is for BlueSky passengers only.
This ticket type is for non-BlueSky Passengers such as Kalgoorlie locals