Kelly Basin

Kelly Basin

Kelly Basin is a bay on the south eastern side of Macquarie Harbour on the West Coast of Tasmania, Australia.

It was the location of the terminus of the North Mount Lyell Railway, and the ghost town of Pillinger.

In the late 1890's when John Watt Beattie was showing his photographs of the west coast country to Hobart and Launceston audiences, it was designated as "Kelly's Basin".

In the 1990's following the failure of the Franklin Dam project to proceed - parts of the Kelly Basin and Bird River area became part of reserves associated with the western boundary of the new South West World Heritage Wilderness area [ (1993) "Kelly Basin-Bird River area site plan" Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania ]


Further reading

* Whitham, Charles. "Western Tasmania: A Land of Riches and Beauty.":2003 edition - Queenstown: Municipality of Queenstown. :1949 edition - Hobart: Davies Brothers. OCLC|48825404; ASIN [ B000FMPZ80] :1924 edition - Queenstown: Mount Lyell Tourist Association. OCLC|35070001; ASIN [ B0008BM4XC]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kelly — may refer to: Contents 1 People 2 Places 3 Other uses 4 …   Wikipedia

  • James Kelly (Australian explorer) — James Kelly (1791 1859), Australian mariner, explorer and port official, was born on 24 December 1791 at Parramatta, New South Wales. He was probably the son of James Kelly, a cook in the convict transport Queen , and Catherine Devereaux, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Murray-Darling Basin Authority — MDBA Agency overview Formed December 2008 Preceding agency Murray Darling Basin Commission Headquarters Canberra Annual budget A$280 m (2009 …   Wikipedia

  • Great Basin Indian — ▪ people Introduction  member of any of the indigenous North American peoples inhabiting the traditional culture area comprising almost all of the present day states of Utah and Nevada as well as substantial portions of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming,… …   Universalium

  • Arthur Randolph Kelly — (October 27, 1900 November 4, 1979) was a professional archaeologist born in Hubbard, Texas to Thomas Lucius Kelly and Mamye Lewis (Atwood) Kelly on October 27, 1900. After graduating from high school, Kelly studied at the University of Texas;… …   Wikipedia

  • North Mount Lyell Railway — The North Mount Lyell Railway was built to service the North Mount Lyell mine in West Coast Tasmania at the start of the Twentieth century to take ore from Gormanston east of the West Coast Range to the Crotty smelters, and then on to Pillinger… …   Wikipedia

  • Macquarie Harbour — is a large, shallow, inlet on the West Coast of Tasmania, Australia.HistoryJames Kelly entered on the 28th December 1815, however Charles Whitham (see below, p.110) discovered variations on this date.Surveyor General Oxley of New South Wales in… …   Wikipedia

  • West Coast Range — The West Coast Range (coord|42|05|S|145|36|E|region:AU TAS type:mountain) of Tasmania is a group of mountains in the West Coast area of Tasmania in Australia that lies to the west of the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National ParkThe range has had… …   Wikipedia

  • John Watt Beattie — John Watt BeattieBorn Aberdeen, Scotland on the 15th August 1859, and died Hobart, Tasmania on 24th June 1930.He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Tasmania in 1890.Was a photographer he was appointed as Photographer to the… …   Wikipedia

  • North Mount Lyell — was the name of a mine, mining company, locality (sometimes as North Lyell) and former railway near Gormanston on the West Coast of Tasmania. It was absorbed into the workings of the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company following the failure of …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”