Throwback Thursday – Photos from the Collie Mail in March 1996

It’s our favourite time of the week – a step back in time to reflect on the changes in our region, the faces and the fun that was being had during the month of March 1996. 

There was a lot going on in the region at the time with a lot of firsts. 

The Collie Bowling Club team won their first premiership pennant in the South West bowling league since joining in 1971. 

For the first time in 19 years Wellington won the Collie Senior High School swimming carnival. 

There was also some breaking news with a gas cylinder being reported to have exploded at the high school, which killed four students and injured 14 others. 

A ceremony at the Collie Power Station was held which marked the beginning of above ground work on the state’s first coal-fired power station in 10 years.  

Also making news, a 40 kilometre speed limit through Throssell Street was also demanded by ratepayers. 

What was your favourite memory of March 1996?

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