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Notely Fern Gorge near Exeter

1/ Notley Fern Gorge is a lovely nature reserve just west of Exeter.

Notely Fern Gorge near Exeter

2/ From the entrance you walk down hill through a light forest to the ferns below.

Notely Fern Gorge near Exeter

3/ You are soon greeted by a plethora of ferns. Many of the ferns are quite large.

Notely Fern Gorge near Exeter

4/ In many places the fern canopy is so dense that it shades out the sun.

Notely Fern Gorge near Exeter

5/ These man ferns were over 5 metres tall. They were called "man ferns, because they were twice as high as an average man.

Notely Fern Gorge near Exeter

6/ There are also very large trees in Notely Fern Gorge like this old monarch.

Notely Fern Gorge near Exeter

7/ I estimated that this monarch of a tree was at least 80 metres high.

Notely Fern Gorge near Exeter

8/ The trunks of many of the trees and ferns were covered in a dense moss.

Notely Fern Gorge near Exeter

9/ A stream runs at the base of the Gorge. The ferns were most dense in this area.

Notely Fern Gorge near Exeter

10/ Near the exit on the hill is the Brady Tree. It is alleged that the bandit Matthew Brady and his gang used it as a refuge, when they stalked the Exeter area in the 19th Century.

 

Exeter

1/ Exeter is in central northern Tasmania north of Launceston. It has a few heritage buildings, like this lovely Anglican church, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017.

Exeter

2/ The interior shows a good balance of fine wood work and long windows.

Exeter

3/ At the rear of the church is this lovely mural, which celebrates both the church and life in Exeter.

Exeter Tasmania

4/ The pretty Uniting Church is unique in that it is actually two churches. The church at the rear was moved from nearby Winkleigh.

shops at Exeter Tasmania

5/ Exeter has a number of shops, as well as a bakery, petrol station and a hotel.

Exeter Tasmania

6/ This is the historic hotel at Exeter. It has as much potential as the Pier Hotel in George Town, which is shown in the photo below.

Pier Hotel in George Town

7/ This is the Pier Hotel in nearby George Town. It has been tastefully restored to become a major historic asset of George Town.

northern end of Exeter Tasmania

8/ The northern end of Exeter has a number of large buildings that look like old army barracks. The white building in the centre is the Tourist Information Centre.

Historic Supply River Mill near Exeter in Tasmania

9/ This is the quaint, historic church at Supply River, west of Exeter. The Supply River Church is many kilometres from historic Supply River Mill shown in the next tab.

 

Rosevears Tasmania

1/ The lovely old Rosevears Hotel has a grand view of the river.

Rosevears Tasmania

2/ The Past Time Restaurant has a grand river view and specializes in cheese tasting.

Rosevears Tasmania

3/ This floating pontoon allows local boat owners easy access to Rosevears.

Rosevears Tasmania

4/ Mt Barrow dominates the skyline above the Tamar River to the south east of Rosevears.

St Matthias Church at Windermere Tasmania

4/ On the eastern side of the Tamar River, opposite Rosevears, is this lovely, little church at Windermere. You can see close up photos on the LILYDALE large page.

Rosevears Gravelly Beach

6/ These lovely palms decorate Rosevears Road near the hamlet of Gravelly Beach.

Rosevears Gravelly Beach

7/ On Rosevears Road at Gravelly Beach is this pontoon. Note how it can rise to match the water level, which sometimes rises considerably.

Rosevears

8/ This is the lone pine tree at Rosevears. It is symbolic of the Battle of Lone Pine at Gallipoli in 1915. It has a very interesting plaque at its base.

Rosevears

9/ The lone pine tree is a memorial to a young soldier who was killed in WW1. The "white feather" refers to the practice of sending a white feather (a symbol of cowardice) to shame men to join the army. This plaque is plainly condemning the practice.

Rosevears Tasmania

10/ At the base of "Brady's Lookout" is the building site of a very historically important ship.

plaque at Rosevears Tasmania

11/ The "Rebecca" was the ship that took the first settlers from Van Diemens Land to start what is now the great city of Melbourne.

Rosevears

12/ The Tamar River is a busy river for pleasure boats.

Rosevears

13/ A peaceful bank of the Tamar River near Lanena. It has a timeless quality about it.

Rosevears

14/ On Rosevears Road are many vineyards that use the water of the Tamar River.

Rosevears Brady's Lookout

15/ This photo from Brady's Lookout looking north, shows a classic view of the attractions of the Tamar. The hamlet on the bend is Gravelly Beach.

Rosevears Brady's Lookout

16/ This is the beautiful view south from Brady's Lookout. The peaks that you see are Mount Arthur to the left and Mount Barrow to the right.

Rosevears Brady's Lookout

17/ There is a considerable drop from Brady's Lookout to the Tamar River below.

 

Supply River Tasmania

1/ This is the modern bridge across the Supply River North East of Exeter. A short distance from here is the historic mill built in 1825, which once exported wheat to Sydney and Melbourne in the 19th Century. A short walk takes you to it.

Supply River Tasmania

2/ This is a view of the peaceful Tamar River near the mouth of the Supply River.

Supply River Tasmania

3/ The ruins have an ancient feeling about them. The mill was abandoned due to competition from steam powered mills in 1872. The ruins are now being protected.

Supply River Tasmania

4/ This is the view into the ruins from a nearby hill.

Supply River Tasmania

5/ This is the remains of a dam which was built to force water to rush past the paddle wheel and turn it to grind the wheat into flour.

Supply River Tasmania

6/ This is an ancient photo of the Supply River Mill taken shortly after it was abandoned in 1872. The paddle wheel was a massive 5.5 metres in diameter.

graffiti at Supply River Tasmania

7/ Near the Supply River Mill is the oldest known graffiti in Australia. It was carved into a rock by Adolarius Humphrey, the first mineralogist for Van Diemens Land, in 1804. To protect it, the exact location is not marked.

8/ This is the view of the Supply River Mill ruins and the Supply River. It has a strong feeling of history about it.

 

Frankford Tasmania

1/ Frankford is a hamlet on B71 the alternate road from the West Tamar Valley to Devonport. It has this interesting example of a Victorian era shop, which is now used as a house.

Frankford Tasmania

2/ Frankford is also the location of the only cafe on the B71 road between the West Tamar Valley and Devonport.

Glengarry Tasmania

3/ Glengarry is a historic locality on the B71 road to Devonport. It has this lovely historic church.

Glengarry Tasmania

4/ This is another view of the Glengarry church showing the entrance hall.

church at Winkleigh Tasmania

5/ Winkleigh is a historic locality on C717 west of Exeter. It is the site of this lovely historic church.

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