Black River


Black River is a rural area in the North-West of Tasmania. In the early 1860s a gold strike was report while cutting a road through the region (The Cornwall Chronicle 1 October 1862) Around the same time a bridge was built across the river but had fallen into disrepair by the mid 1870s and had to be replaced. (Launceston Examiner 23 September 1876) The area was described in the 1880s as ...rather isolated, but by no means inactive. I expect the name is rather new to your columns, although well-known along the N. W. Coast as a large potato-growing district. (Launceston Examiner 16 June 1885) The area had its own church and post office. (Advocate 31 January 1934)

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