Welcome to the home
page of "fingalvalleyhistory.com" or the
St Patricks Head and Esk Valley Historical Society Inc.
In keeping with the
Constitution the object of the Society is:
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.
Please feel free to brouse through our website by using the navagate bar and links on each page
From 1843 to 1846 the St Marys Pass was built with convict labour. In anyone's language this was
a tremendous achievement and one that is not nearly recognized enough in our history books.
Our Society has extensively researched the Pass and have come with over 600 names of convicts who worked on the
project in the initial construction. All the names are available to view by contacting Society members
on the phone numbers below.
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
THE DALMAYNE COAL MINE FIASCO
For more information on our Society feel free to phone:
David: 03 63722796
Right: Local Historian Jim Haas talks to a group of walkers from the Launceston
at an old mine shaft entrance at Cornwall
site was developed by Greg Cruse & Jim Haas at the St Marys
Online Access Centre, Main St St Marys, Tasmania
on 21 -2 - 2017