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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
St Patricks Head and Esk Valley Historical Society Inc.

"Fingal Valley overlooking Fingal with the Mt Nicholas Range in the background."

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

From 1843 to 1846 the St Marys Pass was built with convict labour. In anyone's language this was
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

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For more information on our Society feel free to phone:

David: 03 63722796


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

Links of Interest

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

Updated on 26.9.2017



Towns of the Valley







St Marys

St Marys 1903



The next meeting of the Society
will be announces soon.
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