In Coolgardie in the 1890's, Elizabeth Gold, Kenneth Snodgrass and Charles Gold were real, living people. As with many tragedies, the interest lies within the lives and characters of those involved, the events that brought them together and culminated in their final actions. Over the years I have endeavoured to find the facts but inevitably there will also be some speculation to fill the many voids of verifiable information.
With little known about her life, the focus of this site is the untimely death of Elizabeth Gold in the Western Australian Goldfields in 1898. The little that I do know about that life is based solely on newspaper reports written after her murder; birth, deaths and marriage records and tales in the years since, of her ghost...
Kenneth John McKenzie Snodgrass
Charles Yarbrough Gold