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Avoca Post Office
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This building at "Harefield" near St Marys was the cottage built by
Dr Alexander Thomson in the
early 1830s.
It is believed to be the oldest building still standing in the Fingal valley

Cullenswood Anglican Church
built by convict labour in 1847 for
Robert Vincent Legge the original owner of "Cullenswood"

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Golden Gate Gold Mine at Mathinna.
Towards the Nineteenth Century Mathinna was the third largest town in Tasmania after Hobart and Launceton.

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Welcome to the home page of "" or the
St Patricks Head and Esk Valley Historical Society Inc.

In keeping with the Constitution the object of the Society is:

To collect and preserve information and/or items of historical value within the defined area,
and to promote and exhibit the history as a means of sharing the heritage with the community.

These aims are achieved through identified projects, exhibitions, field trips and participation in general community events.

Latest Information

The Society is currently working on a project to build a monument in the old railway yard at St Marys to honour the convicts who built the St Marys Pass from 1843 to 1846. This project is still very much in the planning stage, but we hope to have a concrete plan in place in the next couple of months.

The fascinating story of the Dalmayne Coal Mine, which saw heaps of money and resources thrown at it back in 1917
for very little return, is now online

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For more information on our Society feel free to phone:

David: 03 63722796
Darlene: 0438 534 763
Or Jim 043 9604

Society Member, Jim Haas, talks to a group of walkers from the Launceston RamblersWalking Club
at an old mine shaft entrance at Cornwall




External Links

This site was developed by Greg Cruse & Jim Haas at the St Marys Online Access Centre, Main St St Marys, Tasmania

Updated by Jim on 21 -10 - 2016




Towns of the Valley







St Marys

St Marys 1903



The next meeting of the Society will be held at a venue to be announced in St Marys on the 16th October 2016 at 3:00 pm

All Welcome


You are welcome to view our display of artifacts and photos at the the Cranks & Tinkerers Motor Museum in the old St Marys Railway Station on the western entrance to the town

St Marys 1903 By The Late David Clement is now online




Holder Brothers General Store



Fred Aulich with his pair of Clydesdales
hauls a load of timber at St Marys