Kalgoorlie is an outback town in Western Australian with a population of approximately 28, 250. In 1893, the town was established during the Yilgarn-Goldfields gold rush. Ever since, the mining of gold and nickel has been an imperative component of the town's economy. Annually, it also hosts Australia's leading international mining conference called Diggers & Dealers.
An interesting attraction are the Kalgoorlie Skimpies who are women dressed in sexy, burlesque attire and hired by the pubs to entice patrons to venture into the venue. Well-known and accomplished musician, Tim Rogers, grew up in Kalgoorlie. He is best recognized as the front man for successful band, You Am I who was particularly popular during the 90s.
To the north of the town lies a huge salt pan called Lake Ballard. More interesting is that it is the world's biggest outdoor gallery, exhibiting the work of world-famous, Antony Gormley titled "Inside Australia".