The North-West Coast by Time Travel

When:        Wednesdays,  March 18, 25, April 1    2:00 – 4:00 (3 sessions)

Where:       New Life Church, Lowe Street  

Presenter:     Brian Rollins.

Brian’s sessions will continue last year’s theme – the North West Coast of the late 1820s and early 1830s at the time of exploration and colonisation by the Van Diemens Land Company.

The first session will deal with the VDL Co Track, between Emu Bay and Circular Head which, after it fell into disuse, became largely forgotten and lost. The most interesting part of that track lay within what became the Wynyard region.

Following sessions will cover the vast repertoire of N W Coast nomenclature that originates from that period – full of red herrings, misconceptions and misplacements – and of some of the exploration which saw their genesis.

Who did name Cradle Mt? Where was the original Flowerdale Creek/River? Go to peak Hill, Mt Housetop, Stonehenge Rocks, Emu/Cam River, Sulphur Creek…the list goes on, and on…

All aspects of the talks will be illustrated by contemporary historic documents that pull the past right back into the present.