Norma KING

I was born in Kalgoorlie in 1922.  Married to a miner, (now deceased) I had ten children and reared nine.  As a young child I lived with my parents and sister in various locations in the Eastern Goldfields.  My first home after my marriage was in Agnew, the next in Wiluna, then in Big Bell and then in Kalgoorlie, where we lived for the next forty-three years.  I moved to South Fremantle in 1997.

 I began my writing career in 1969 after being restricted by an arthritic complaint. My first book was Nickel Country-Gold Country, my second, Colourful Tales of the Western Australian Goldfields, third The Waldeck Story and fourth, Daughters of Midas.  The first two are now out of print.  My last three books were commissioned histories.  These are Wings Over the Goldfields – the Fifty Year History of the Flying Doctor ServiceThe Voice of the Goldfields – the Hundred year History of the Kalgoorlie Miner and The First Hundred Years – the history of the Hannans Club.

I have also written many newspaper and magazine articles, historical information booklets, and have researched material for radio and television.  My hobbies, apart from researching, (lately on the internet) are painting, reading and listening to music.

I am a Life Member of the Fellowship of Australian Writers W.A. Inc., the Eastern Goldfields Branch of the WA Historical Society and the Golden Mile Art Exhibition Group.



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