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Ben Lomond Plateau from Fingal Tasmania

1/ Fingal is located in the centre of the beautiful Fingal Valley. Mountains tower to the north and hills look down from the south. This photo is looking north on the Ben Lomond Plateau. On the left is the 1530 metres high Stacks Bluff. The Plateau is about 20 kilometres away.

Fingal Tasmania

2/ On the eastern edge of Fingal is the well preserved railway station.

Fingal Tasmania

3/ Near the railway station is the war memorial.

Fingal Tasmania

4/ St Andrews is a great example of the Victorian wooden style of church.

Fingal Tasmania

5/ This shows an interesting shop in the town centre.

Fingal Tasmania

6/ This kiln in the park looks very ancient

Fingal Tasmania

7/ Fingal has a quaint old Victorian post office.

Fingal Tasmania

8/ The primary school is very well preserved.

Fingal Tasmania

9/ This lovely old church looks down on the town. Beyond on the horizon is the Ben Lomond Plateau.

Fingal Tasmania

10/ This the view looking down from the church into the town. Note the distant peaks.

Fingal Tasmania

11/ There are many well preserved Victorian cottages.

Fingal Tasmania

12/ This majestic emporium dominates the town centre.

Fingal Tasmania

13/ This shows the old court house and a white warehouse.

Fingal Tasmania

14/ The old court house is now the town centre.

Fingal Tasmania

15/ This is a classic Victorian home near the town centre.

Fingal Tasmania

16/ This is a lovely Gothic Revival church on the eastern edge of Fingal.

Fingal Tasmania

17/ This classic Victorian cottage was probably once the rectory of the above church.

Fingal Tasmania

18/ North of the town is this strange rock formation.

 

Mangana Tasmania

1/ Mangana is a lovely hamlet in eastern Tasmania with a beautiful Catholic Church, which proudly calls itself the "Cathedral of the Valley". There are, unfortunately, no facilities in this hamlet.

Mangana Tasmania

2/ The church's name is "Our Lady of the Sacred Heart". It was built in 1910 in a European Renaissance style. Note the prominent bell tower. The style of the church indicates that there was once a larger community in Mangana.

Mangana Tasmania

3/ This photo shows the church from the eastern direction. The church is on a slight rise and the hamlet is on the left.

Mangana Tasmania

4/ This view shows some of the houses near the church.

Mangana Tasmania

5/ There is another church in Mangana, but this is now used as a private residence. It is another indication that Mangana was once a larger settlement.

Mangana Tasmania

6/ This Victorian cottage has a lovely garden and gave out a deep feeling of peace.

Mangana Tasmania

7/ This Victorian cottage is in the classic L style.

Mangana Tasmania

8/ The Victorian building on the left was probably once a shop. The layout of the streets indicates that there were once more buildings in Mangana.

Mangana Tasmania

9/ In this photo are a flock of deer. Beyond is a very old colonial era house.

Mangana Tasmania

10/ This cottage has two chimneys. Beyond you can see why the church is called the Cathedral of the Valley.

Mangana Tasmania

11/ The country around Mangana is rich grazing land. Here you can see a striking view of the Ben Lomond Plateau to the north.

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