TWINS: Racheal Collier and Ashley Cronin enjoy their 30th birthday celebrations.
TWINS: Racheal Collier and Ashley Cronin enjoy their 30th birthday celebrations. Contributed

Twin sisters share 30 years of secrets

SOUTH Burnett twins, Racheal Collier and Ashley Cronin have been by each other's side for 30 years.

Born in Kingaroy, the identical sisters recently enjoyed a joint 30th birthday dinner at Kingaroy RSL.

Ms Collier said gone were the days of late nights and big parties.

"We both have kids, I have three under five years," she said.

Ms Collier and her family live in Kingaroy and Ms Cronin and her family are in Benarkin.

They have always been close, even if they weren't living in the same region.

"I don't think I would know how to live without her," Ms Collier said.

"I always think to invite her places."

Having a twin sister meant a life-time of playing tricks and pretending to be the other person.

"When I first got together with my husband, I sent my sister out to meet him pretending to be me," Ms Collier said.

"He knew though, it took him a second but he knew."

However, it wasn't always fun and games growing up as a twin.

"Our parents used to dress us up the same," Ms Collier said.

"Mum used to get my grandma to make us the same outfits because it was easier than making two different ones.

"I look at every photo of us growing up and we are wearing the same thing."

The long time South Burnett twins are loving bringing up their families in the region.

"I would like to get back into nursing maybe when the little one turns 18 months," Ms Collier said.

Regardless of how far apart they are in distance, the look-alike sisters will always be close in each other's hearts.