Function VF 108
State coal mine
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    State coal mine

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    ;Mining
    Coal mining
    Industry (mining and extractive)
    Industry (primary)
    Coal miners superannuation

 
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Background

The State Coal Mine was established in 1909, primarily in order to assure supplies of coal for the State's railways and other government departments and state industries in the event of the existing sources of supply being affected by industrial disputes.

In June 1911 control of the mine was transferred from the Department of Mines (VA 612) to the Victorian Railways Commissioners (VA 2876).

The Mine was closed in 1968 as other types of fuel took precedence over coal. The State Coal Mines Winding Up Act was passed in 1968 and the State Coal Mine officially closed on 31 December.

 
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- 1911 Mines Department (also known as Department of Mines and Mining Department) VA 612
1911 - cont Victorian Railways (also Victorian Railways Commissioners 1883-1973, Victorian Railways Board 1973-1983) VA 2876
 
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- 1911 Mines VRG 30
1911 - 1934 Railways VRG 32
1934 - cont Transport VRG 49