Community Overview

Home of the Maddawonga Galagu people Coolgardie is famous for its rock holes that people once walked between and used for drinking water. Coolgardie is also close to the home of the tjilkarmata (echidna). It is a significant place for the Anangu Pitjantjatjara or Spinifex people from Coonana and Tjuntjuntjara who believe that many sites in and close to Coolgardie are sacred.

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Photos: Matt Scurfield


Alfie the Tooth Fairy

As the sun sets Alfie flies off into the night with all the other tooth fairies to collect tiny teeth. But one night Alfie doesn’t return home with all the other tooth fairies. Why has he crashed into a big tree. Is it because he is overweight? Has the sugar made him little bit blind? How did this happen and why? Alfie the Tooth Fairy was written by Coolgardie based Alison Dimmer who was awarded the Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Award at the National Australian Medical Association Conference in Brisbane in 2011.

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