Victoria Hotel

Victoria Hotel
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93 Throssell Street, Collie, Western Australia, Australia 0.11 km
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91 Throssell St, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.12 km
According to the book, “One Day in Collie”, the Colliefields Hotel was the first hotel to be built in Collie and was established by Mr Tom Carrig.  It was originally “built on the wrong site and consisted of a small iron and weatherboard construction, adequate only for the erection of a bar and for dispensing drinks, but containing what was regarded as a necessary accompaniment to a hotel – a billiard table.”  We have been told by the WA Heritage Commission that the hotel was started in the tent across the road from the current site, we assume while they were building the original hotel building.  We’re still learning the history of what was a grand old building and if you have any information or pictures of the hotel, we’d love to see them and learn more.

“One Day in Collie” states that, “The first ‘civic’ meeting was an impromptu affair in 1897.  Mr Tom Carrig, sitting outside his tent watching the two carpenters who were constructing his hotel ‘The Colliefields’, no doubt in pensive mood, called to order a meeting of the ‘First Progress Association’.  Tom outlined his progressive ideas – one of the carpenters moved a proposition accordingly, unanimously.”  It goes on later to say that “The first civic institution initiated and operated as a local body was the Coalfield Progress Committee.  It began on a more official premise than Tom Carrig’s earlier motivations, but was noticeably held at the same venue, the Colliefields Hotel.  A public meeting held there in 1898 determined that a body of twelve persons should be elected to make up the Committee, with eighteen nominations immediately submitted.”


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The hotel has played a strong role in Collie’s history and many other firsts, originated at or from outside the front of the Colliefields.  For instance, the  first recorded meeting of the Salvation Army was held outside the Colliefields Hotel in 1897.

The hotel was expanded as seen in this picture of the hotel while under the management of Mr F.W. Crowe.


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On March 25 1902 there was a disastrous fire, which razed the building to the ground.  Mr A Krakouer was the lessee at the time.  According to The West Australian, the hotel “was the first structure of any pretensions to be erected in the town.” and “Had it not been that there was no wind at the time, nothing would have prevented the adjoining block of buildings from being totally destroyed.”
The new building was magnificent as you can see from this picture, which is of the first hunt meeting outside the Colliefields Hotel.

We have been told that some of the ballustrading was only sold about two years prior to our renovations commencing.  Do you know where it is?  We’d love to be able to get even a small piece of it or a cast of it as we are hoping to reinstate these balconies in future stages of our renovations.


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Destruction between the Crown and the Colliefields
On the Saturday evening of May 22 1909, at Smith’s Tailoring establishment, an even worse fire struck Throssell Street.  The West Australian printed that “Owing to the poor pressure of water, the brigade was unable to stay the progress of the fire, which in less than an  hour destroyed the building in which it had originated and also the five adjoining shops, occupied by G.W. Hartley, grocer; C. F. Bond, chemist; R. Waters, baker and confectioner; Glariss, fishmonger; and E. Reynoldson, furniture dealer and ironmonger.”

The article goes on to say that “In the meantime, the next shops, occupied by E. Watts, newsagent, and the Ezywalkin Boot Company, were pulled down to prevent the fire spreading further.”  This picture shows the side of the Colliefields Hotel, with all the buildings between it and the Crown totally destroyed.

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87 Throssell St, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.13 km
(08) 9734 9000(08) 9734 9000
(08) 9734 4072

Collie is a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant community with an exciting future. With a strong local economy underpinned with significant current and planned industrial development and an environment dominated by natural and manmade waterways, State Forest and National Park, Collie is the envy of other communities.

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Wittenoom St, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.17 km
(08) 9735 1200(08) 9735 1200
(08) 9734 1223

Welcome to Collie Senior High School. We are an Independent Public Secondary School in the heart of the close knit community of Collie.

We understand that you, as a parent, want every opportunity for success for your child. That’s why we are committed to providing access to the highest quality teachers, education and environment.

At Collie Senior High School, your child will be encouraged and guided as an individual so that their own personal excellence can be achieved. They will be offered a broad and exciting range of educational, sporting and creative pathways so they can really discover their true potential.

We hope you are able to take some time to explore the world of opportunities our school has to offer your child.

And remember, “We Strive – because anything is possible”.

At Collie Senior High School, every child has their own special place in our community. This is a place where your child can shine, and where they will receive all the support they need to achieve their dreams.

Collie Senior High School is a comprehensive public high school located in Collie, a regional centre 213 kilometres south of Perth, Western Australia. The first school in Collie was opened in 1899, when the name of the town was still Coalville.

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137 Throssell St, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.19 km
(08) 9734 1322(08) 9734 1322
(08) 9734 1332

We can supply all of your plumbing & are

Agents for Origin Gas, Rapid Plastics Tanks, Aussie Outdoor sheds & Patios and Stratco Fencing.

Go see Ash and the team

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74 Forrest St, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.22 km
(08) 9734 2327(08) 9734 2327
(08) 9734 7414

Sue Sensi & Kagi Jewellery

Fashion Watches/Jewellery

ELK Jewellery & Handbags

Nesti Dante Natural Soap

Voluspa Candles & Disffusers

Homewares & Throws

Jewellery Repairs

Holiday Clothing & Accessories

Baby Gifts and much more

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PO Box 102, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km
(08) 9734 5543(08) 9734 5543
(08) 9734 5543

Our local Show Committee

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PO Box 384, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

The Collie Visitor Centre, conveniently located within walking distance of the Collie CBD, has ample parking with long bays provided for vehicles towing caravans, trailers, etc.  Two ACROD parking bays are also provided, along with a picnic area with tables and seating.  The modern new Visitor Centre has excellent facilities, including seating area for browsing publications and relaxing, public toilets and a shower.

Our friendly staff are “local experts” and are happy to assist to make your visit to Collie enjoyable. We stock a good range of local information including our popular Collie Visitor Guide and Map, Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi maps, information on accommodation, dining out, attractions and activities etc

Our Visitor Centre is the terminus for public transport services in Collie (Transwa & South West Coachlines).

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PO Box 598, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

South West Fire is a Western Australian based fire equipment company which provides a broad spectrum of fire appliances and equipment.

South West Fire can design and construct new appliances, upgrade existing appliances, develop new technologies for specific needs and provide a comprehensive range of accessories, spare parts and back up services.

South West Fire is part of a larger group (South View Pty Ltd), which has business interests in forestry, engineering fabrication and facility management.

South West Fire has been a Quality Endorsed company to ISO 9001 since 1996.

South West Fire was formed in 1994 in response to a State Government initiative to privatise the non-core activities of government departments. One of the key areas of operation to be privatised by the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) was the design and construction of fire appliances. Forester Glyn Yates, Mechanic Colin Giles and one other director took the opportunity to commence the construction of fire appliances as a private business

South West Fire has continued to do work on behalf of CALM, other government departments such as the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) and forestry and mining companies such as WA Plantation Resources, Integrated Tree Cropping, Great Southern Plantations and Worsley Alumina.

The company was established to supply a core client base in Western Australia. Over the last 10 years, the company has expanded to supply equipment to other Australian states and to international clients.

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PO Box 858, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

We cater to all your carpentry needs from maintenance to renovations.

Specialists in Gyprocking walls, ceilings & cornice

Bathroom refurbishments

Flooring – Tiling, installation Laminated boards etc

Roofing, Gutters & Downpipes replacement & Repairs

Fencing – Colorbond, Timber, super six

Patios, garden arbours, pergolas

Installation of windows, doors, locks fitted

Exterior cladding Hardi products & colourbond paving and much more

Don’t be afraid to ask for advice and we are here to help

Enhance the beauty of your home and call for a obligation free quote

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PO Box 886 Collie WA 6225 0.23 km
9734 53539734 5353
9734 7396

In Home for carers

Domestic cleaning

Social Support

Transport and Excursions

Weekly shopping bus service

Home Maintenance (Gardening Services)

Meals on Wheels service or pick-up

Recreational and social activities for seniors

Call 9734 5353 or 9734 5133 for Meals on Wheels or Hall Hire!!

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PO Box 197, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km
Privately owned Collie based West Australian
Electrical Contracting Company.
• 29 year working relationship with BHP
Billiton in both construction and
maintenance.
• Over 50 key core personnel, with over 200 +
employees depending on project
requirements.
• Flawless safety record.
• Exceptional operational performance record.
• High level of customer satisfaction.
• Employer of choice and positive personnel
culture.
• Experts in Government statutory regulations

and requirements.

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PO Box 807, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

Driving economic development in the Bunbury Wellington area through a partnership between Local Governments and Industry

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PO Box 258, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

Your local supplier of high quality, reliable equipment with friendly service

Making your job easier!

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PO Box 5037, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

Collie Hills Village is a 200 room accommodation facility located 4 km from Collie in WA. The village is located in a beautiful and tranquil setting and provides accommodation, dining and other services to workers in and around Collie.

Collie Hills Village offers single rooms with en-suite facilities. The Village includes a fully catered kitchen facility that can meet the dining needs for all our guests + recreation facilities including a modern gymnasium.

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PO Box 268, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

​​The South West Institute of Technology delivers high quality, accredited vocational education and training that is flexible enough to meet your workplace and lifestyle commitments.

With campuses in Bunbury, Busselton, Collie, Harvey, Manjimup and Margaret River, the South West Institute of Technology is able to support and nurture the training needs of the local community throughout the region. Our extensive facilities and workshops allow us to offer training that is responsive and relevant due to the professional relationships we have across commercial sectors to ensure that training is benchmarked to industry standard.

As an established training provider, the Institute is a leader in the delivery of accredited training with highly qualified and dedicated professional lecturing staff. Working with industry, we build the capacity of current and future employees through training and skills recognition that lead to formal qualifications, economic empowerment and prosperity in the region.

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PO Box 387, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

For all your furniture requirements contact Ronnie and the team

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PO Box 587, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km
9734 53419734 5341
0419 952 1670419 952 167
(08) 9734 3903

For all your Transport, Concrete & Earthmoving needs!

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PO Box 727, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km
0438 318 3380438 318 338
(08) 9734 3394

Contact Derek for all your metal roofing, gutters and down pipes work

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