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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 460, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

Beat the heat with a home air conditioning system from South West Refrigeration & Airconditioning. Collie‘s weather can be unpredictable, but you can be the master of your own environment with a quality air conditioning system. Our consultants will give you the best advice on the most suitable units to regulate the temperatures in your home 24/7.

Give us a call today and our experts will be happy to help you.

Email:  australindair@westnet.com.au

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PO Box 588, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km
(08) 9734 3712(08) 9734 3712
(08) 9734 5295

For all your domestic and commercial plumbing needs give Graeme Spooner and his team a call

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PO Box 639, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km
(08) 9734 1528(08) 9734 1528
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Locked Bag 218, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

Muja Site 9780 2400

Perth Office 6188 2200

Community complaints (available 24hrs)

0438 917 779

Griffin Coal has almost a century’s history as a key player in the Western Australian coal industry. Recognised as an energy supplier and employer of first choice, Griffin Coal’s strong foundations have made the Company a prominent contributor to Western Australia’s energy supply and a significant player in the coal industry.Throughout its history, Griffin Coal has been based at the Collie Basin, in the south west of Western Australia. The Company’s origins can be traced back to 1923, when a private syndicate was formed to develop coal leases to the south of Collie to supply coal to Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR). Four years later Griffin Coal was formed from this syndicate.Establishing its prominence in the Western Australian coal industry, Griffin Coal was involved in coal supply for WAGR until being awarded a share in the supply of coal to a major Western Australian power station in 1960.Griffin Coal has grown to become one of the largest coal suppliers in Western Australia producing over 3 million tonnes of coal annually.

A proactive supporter of the Collie community throughout its history, Griffin Coal is one of the largest employers in Collie and one of the largest economic contributors to the community. The Company operates mines in Collie 24 hours a day, 363 days per year.

Griffin Coal has been acquired by Lanco Infratech Limited , one of the Major Integrated Infrastructure Enterprises of India. Lanco operates across synergistic chain of Strategic Business Units (SBUs) comprising EPC, Power, Solar, Resources, Infrastructure and CSR. For more info about Lanco, visithttp://www.lancogroup.com

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PO Box 155, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

Synergy is a Western Australian Government owned corporation responsible for operating the state’s electricity generators on the State’s South West Interconnected System. It was split from the then vertically integrated Western Power, in 2006 during reforms to the state’s electricity sector .

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PO Box 259, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km
(08) 9734 1588(08) 9734 1588
(08) 9734 3897

Building a secure financial future requires careful planning. That’s why it’s important to seek sound advice from a qualified financial planner. Whether you’re planning for retirement or just starting out, Hannagan Bassett Financial Services will put you on the right track so you can reach your financial goals sooner.

For over 13 years we’ve become a trusted source of advice to individuals, families and businesses, helping them achieve financial security.  Our friendly approach and personalised service has enabled us to build a loyal client base and become recognised as a the leading financial planning practice in Bunbury, Collie, Perth and the South West.
We can advise you no matter what stage in life you are at, with our extensive range of services including:

So when you leave our office you will do so feeling confident knowing you have a friendly and experienced team of professional financial planners steering your financial course.

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PO Box 111, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km
(08) 9734 4116(08) 9734 4116
(08) 9734 4116

Servicing Collie, Darkan and Surrounding areas

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P.O. Box 624, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km
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PO Box 321, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km
(08) 9734 1555(08) 9734 1555
(08) 9734 1555

When you enter Harris River Estate, you enter into a world that will stimulate your senses on every level. From the taste of our classic and funky wines, to the breathtaking views from our homely rustic cellar door, to the sound of friends and families, chatting, laughing and just enjoying ‘being’ in the unique environment of Harris River Estate.

Set in Collie in the Golden South West of Western Australia, mother nature has dealt us a rich hand. We work with and honour the seasons and all that they bring to us.

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PO Box 88, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km
(08) 9734 1655(08) 9734 1655
(08) 9734 5534

Come have a game golf

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5 Forrest Street, Collie, WA, 6225, Australia 0.23 km
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Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

Collie River Valley Marketing Inc. was formed in 1998 for the purpose of maximising the opportunities for each and every member of the community in the Collie River Valley by ensuring that the valley achieves its economic potential.

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PO Box 774, Collie WA 6225 Australia 0.23 km

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