A New Year has brought with it new life and joy for one happy family.
Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s first birth for 2013 arrived at 6.09am yesterday.
Thomas Grant Smith was delivered at Kalgoorlie Hospital at a healthy weight of 4270g and a height of 56cm.
His parents Catherine and Grant Smith said they were overjoyed to welcome their first child into the family.
Thomas shares his January 2 birthday with actor Cuba Gooding Jr and Skyhooks singer Graham Strachan.
The celebration of the first arrivals for the year has a long tradition dating back to 600 BC, when the ancient Greeks would symbolise the rebirth of the New Year by carrying a baby in a basket to honour the God Dionysus.