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About Collie

Collie History

Collie was named after Dr Alexander Collie RN, a ship’s surgeon aboard the HMS Sulphur, who explored the region and in 1829 discovered the river from which Collie took its …

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Coal

It is widely believed that coal was discovered in Collie by a stockman, George Marsh. Marsh was shepherding for Mr Arthur Perren who had a pastoral lease on the Collie …

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The Quarry

The Quarry was formed back in the 1930’s, when material was needed for the construction of the Wellington Dam Wall. The granite face of The Quarry offers a unique backdrop …

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Railways

In the early years Western Australia relied heavily on railways in developing the inland regions. Essential to the railways were coal for the fuel for steam engines, and water – …

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Timber

Collie with its large jarrah forests provided hundreds of thousands of wooden railway sleepers essential in building the rail network over which the railway tracks were laid. Timber mills were …

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Rapids

The first of four scenic stops along Lennard Drive, located in the Wellington National Park. The rapids are best viewed during winter, especially after some nice rainfall, but be prepared …

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