Tourism Minister now has her 'passport' to the Goldfields.
Mrs Beggs was in Kalgoorlie today to receive her documents from the promoters of the Kalgoorlie Goldfields Passport, Australian Passports Pty Ltd.
She said the promoters and the local businesses that supported the concept were to be congratulated on their initiative.
"It shows a considerable degree of foresight, especially in the year leading up to the Goldfields centenary," she said.
"The proposed trip around Australia using the passport to promote the centenary celebrations is an excellent approach and I am sure it will make many thousands of people much more aware of the events planned for 1993."
Mrs Beggs said events such as the Goldfields centenary could be used to promote Western Australia nationally and internationally as a tourist destination.
"However, the success or otherwise of such promotions will be largely dependent on the overall effort and in particular the contribution of the local community," she said.