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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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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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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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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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