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Shots of life Now and Then
Shots of life Now and Then

The Western Australian Museum Kalgoorlie-Boulder celebrated the launch of the ABC Open Now and Then Photographic Exhibition last Friday.

About 30 people attended the launch of the showcase of heritage photos from the region.

Now and Then is a photography project with a twist – local amateur photographers held the old photo in front of its original location and rephotographed it, capturing both the story of the past and how times have changed.

Some of the images captured in the exhibition include the Recreation Hotel at Boulder, a council meeting in the Kalgoorlie Town Hall, the Kalgoorlie Mechanics’ Institute, the Kalgoorlie Train Station, the Golden Mile, a horse and cart in Coolgardie, Peter Pan House, a gold escort in Hannan Street and images from Esperance, Lake Grace, Albany, Wagin, Denmark and Geraldton.

The exhibition is being held in the de Bernales Board Room at the WA Museum Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

One of the original photographs was taken by a Kalgoorlie amateur photographer, WE Fretwell, a surveyor on the railways.