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Coal On The Beach - Brooch
Coal On The Beach - Brooch
Coal On The Beach - Brooch
Coal On The Beach - Brooch
Coal On The Beach - Brooch
Coal On The Beach - Brooch

Myrtle & Me

Coal On The Beach - Brooch


In A Nutshell

  • Handmade in Tasmania (Australia) from sustainably sourced bamboo and glass.
  • Our original photograph of coal on the beach was taken at the historic coal mines near Port Arthur, Tasmania (Australia)
  • Brooch size: 29mm
  • Comes with a gift bag


Life at Port Arthur was tough for regular convicts. But few people know, it got even tougher. For the worst or unlucky offenders, they were sent to the nearby mines, up to 300 ft underground to dig for coal to provide fuel for the colony. The conditions were harsh, dark and damp with repeat offenders being confined to solitary cells within the mine. When the site was eventually abandoned, nature reclaimed the site and its buildings. Ruins and coal shale on the beach are all that remains of this dark chapter in Tasmanian history.

Coal On The Beach Collection

We also have other matching pieces in this Coal On The Beach design to create a lovely set, or if you prefer a different style.

Product Care

  • We have carefully sealed the front and back of the image to ensure that it is water resistant. It will be OK if you get caught in the rain, but please avoid submerging it when swimming or bathing.


  • Each item is handmade to order. Please allow 1-4 business days for your pieces to be made before they are posted.
  • Please note there may extended transit times due to Covid-19.
  • A tracking number will be sent once your order is posted.
  • We use reclaimed bubble wrap and biodegradable cardboard boxes for packaging.

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Giving Back

  • Would you like to help reforest areas around the world by planting a tree with your order? If so, click HERE for more information.
  • Myrtle & Me donates a portion of each sale to environmental causes via One Percent For The Planet.