Col Bruton

Col Bruton grew up in Coledale and shares his experiences and his historical knowledge of the area. Colin shares his knowledge of incidents such as the wrecking of the Brig Amy at Thirroul Beach, how electricity first came to Coledale, as well as his experiences walking and fishing around the Loddon River and Loddon Falls on the escarpment. Col also tells of his involvement with Thirroul and Coledale Surf Club.

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Coledale – Austinmer –  Thirroul – Surf Life Saving Club – Loddon Falls – Brig Amy – Amy (Ship) – SS Waratah – Malcolm (Ship) – Coledale Public School – Surveying – Cartography – Boiler – Austinmer Boat Ramp – Priena – Coal Mine – North Bulli No2 Coal Mine – Coledale Coal Mine – Loddon River – Loddon Falls – Crayfishing.

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