Coal mining, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Coal mining history

Coal – the 'Black Gold' of the region – underpinned Gippsland's wealth from the 1920s, with the discovery of one of the world's largest coal deposits in the Latrobe Valley. Today, you can visit the decommissioned State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi and hear stories of the humour and hardships of life underground. Also in the area is the Coal Creek Heritage Village in Korumburra which authentically depicts life in a coal mining town between the 1870s and 1920s.

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum

Come take a walk through time at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. It is free entry and unlimited fun for the whole family and is always a great...

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State Coal Mine

The State Coal Mine offers a journey back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the 1900s. Venture underground through the...

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