COALIES WEEKEND 2016 November 12th & 13th.
What is Coalies Weekend?
A group consisting of local residents, and past residents of Brown Coal Mine, met yearly at a private venue to renew old friendships and talk about old times. Having an association with the brown coal industry in some form or another, the group called themselves "Coalies". The society, with support of Latrobe City Council and Energy Australia Yallourn, conduct the celebration at the museum. This event was named after our early residents of Brown Coal Mine "Coalies"
From 2009 Coalies Week was reduced to a weekend. For more information call the Museum on
|General viewing & Coalies reunion day.|
The museum is open to the public on Coalies Weekend from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Yallourn/Hernes Oak township sign. A new sign was erected at the Open Cut lookout on De Campo Drive Yallourn, (at the bottom of Coach Road). An existing plaque paying tribute the people of Hernes Oak has been relocated to the Hernes Oak area.
GO STRAIGHT TO GAOL AT THE MUSEUM
This gaol cell served as the Yalloun North lock-up from the time
it was constructed beside the Yallourn North Police Station in the
The museum name keeps the spirit of the old Brown Coal Mine township alive, and is a wonderful venue for all residents, past residents and visitors to come together.