Welcome to the personal website of Michael Gorey. I'm a Bundaberg-based communications professional interested in photography, reading, history, politics and travel.
One of my early and more distinguished predecessors as Editor of the Kalgoorlie Miner was Sir John Kirwan. Sir John (pictured) was born on 2 December 1869 in Liverpool, England, and sailed on 25 May 1889 for Australia to join his brother Edmund, a journalist on the Brisbane Courier.
He worked at various regional newspapers, including Kerang, Casterton and Port Augusta, and tried his hand at prospecting before becoming part-owner with the Hocking brothers of the Kalgoorlie Miner, (...)