Collie site added to South West heritage trail
May 11, 2012
People following the Working Life Heritage Trail can now visit a replica coal mine as part of their exploration of the
South West’s past.
The replica coal mine at the Collie Visitor Centre has become the latest attraction to join the trail, a link of heritage-themed sites that offer a window into yesteryear.
From Yarloop Workshops to the Wellington Dam and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the trail highlights the efforts of pioneers who helped shape the South West.
Collie Visitor Centre assistant manager Tania Roberts welcomed the inclusion of the replica coal mine in the trail.
“It is wonderful that the replica coal mine has been included as part of the Working Life Heritage Trail,” she said.
“The trail attracts so many visitors and history enthusiasts who come away enlightened about the rich history of the South West.
“We invite people to step back in time in our replica coal mine and discover what life was like for the miners of yesteryear.”
South West Development Commission chief executive officer Don Punch said the inclusion of the Collie replica coal mine
was the latest development for the increasingly popular trail.
“The trail is going from strength-to-strength, thanks to the hard work of the people involved with the sites, many of whom are volunteers,” he said.
“The Harvey Heritage Precinct became a member of the trail last year, and a short film promoting the trail was developed
earlier this year.”
The Working Life Heritage Trail is a partnership between the South West Development Commission and the individual
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