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Series:
Records and Research Notes relating to the History of Frankford (Formerly Greens Creek) on the West Tamar
Series Number:
Access:
Open
Start Date:
01 Jan 1803
End Date:
31 Dec 1990
Source:
Tasmanian Archives
Creating Agency:
01 Jan 1940
Series notes:
Frankford was previously named Green's Creek Road but was later renamed after the Franklin River. It was first settled in 1882 by a group of families with some capital. The east end of town was settled by the timber getters and saw millers. Farmers settled at the western end. The distinctions between the two ends of town was a persistent feature of the history of the district.

The material would be of great interest to anyone researching the history of the West Tamar area in general

These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives
Items:


Extracts from the Examiner newspaper relating to FRANKFORD (Greens Creek) and the West Tamar district. (Photographic copies).
Notebook compiled by Rachael Royle on "History of Frankford-Dates"-chronology of events.
Notebook compiled by Rachael Royle on "History of Frankford-Personnel"-notes on families and residents of the district-(includes some original correspondence).
"Frankford Kalendar"-notebook of chronological notes by Rachael Royle.
Minute Book of the Frankford branch of the Country Womens Association.
Minute Book of Frankford School Parents and Friends Association.
Minute Book of Ladies Committee Minutes-re Frankford Soldiers Memorial Hall.
Register of Services-St Saviours Church of England, Frankford. (Photocopy only).
Minutes of Meetings of St Saviours Church of England, Frankford Church Committee. (Photocopy only).
Diary of Norman Smith of "Wisedale", Frankford. (Typescript copy only-plus three duplicates). (Son of C.H. Smith, Launceston). Jan 1885-Sep 1885
Diary of Norman Smith, "Wisedale", Frankford. (Handwritten copy made by Rachael Royle; includes addendum of accounts and some background notes on the Smith family). Jan 1885-Sep 1885
Letters to Rachael Royle from residents of Frankford (or former residents) discussing the history of the area and the families who lived there. c.1973-1974
Correspondence and notes re Beasley family, Frankford.
John Mitchell, Irish Exile-"Letter to Baker, 13 July 1853"-(copy only).
David Murray of "Bonnie Banks", Gravelly Beach-(Notes). 1973
Reed family, West Tamar-(Notes). 1973
Letters to Rachael Royle from Nell Elphinstone, Sulphur Creek re the Robinson family, Frankford. (Includes original letters and photographs). 1973
Notes on the Royle family, "Bonnie Banks", Frankford and articles by Hilda Archer Johnson. 1973
Letters to Rachael Royal from H.R. Thomas, Northdown, Latrobe. 1973-1974
Letters, etc. from Phillip M. Welch, Launceston. 1973
Notes by Rachael Royle on West Tamar area. c.1973
Notes by Rachael Royle on history of Deloraine area. c.1973
Replies to enquiries made by Rachael Royle to government agencies relating to history of Frankford district. c.1973
Notes by Rachael Royle on history of Frankford. c.1973
History of the Tamar parish (Anglican)-miscellaneous printed material. 1976-1986
"Westbury Municipal Centenary"-(photocopy of publication). 1863-1963
Correspondence relating to history of Greens Beach. 1973
Miscellaneous fragments of newspaper clippings on Frankford. Various Dates. Programme-Band Concert 24 Apr 1919.
Rossiter family (and Seares family)-genealogical notes and letters to Rachael Royle from members of Rossiter family. c.1973-1990
Rossiter family-correspondence, miscellaneous printed matter.
Rossiter Family "Rossiter Letters-May 1882-1905"-typescript, bound copy.
Rossiter Family "Rossiter Letters-May 1882-1905"-[handwritten copy of NS 1815/31-copied by Rachael Royle, c.1970s].
Rossiter Family "Rossiter Letters"-miscellaneous copies, typescripts, letters of NS 1815/31.
Rossiter Family Rossiter Photograph Album-(no cover-loose pages-some damage)-Uppingham, United Kingdom and Gravelly Beach/ Frankford area, Tasmania. Belonged to Mr G.G. Rossiter. Found by his son Arthur in a tin trunk.
Maps, Charts, etc. "The Tamar Valley Story"-by E.G. Nichol and T.E. Burns-[55 cm x 44 cm]. n.d.
Maps, Charts, etc. County Chart-Devon 2A (Survey Office, Hobart)-damaged.
Maps, Charts, etc. County Chart-Devon 2A (Survey Office, Hobart)-damaged.
Maps, Charts, etc. County Chart-Devon 1B.
Maps, Charts, etc. County Chart-Devon 2A-(Survey Office, Hobart).
Maps, Charts, etc. Devon County, Marland parish-Forest Reserve (Forestry Dept-Oct 1951) and Forest Permit for Beaconsfield Sawmilling Co., Ilfraville, West Tamar.
Maps, Charts, etc. Frankford (Greens Creek)-land purchases. n.d.
Maps, Charts, etc. Exeter-Tasmania Topographical-2nd series, 1st edition-(Lands and Surveys Dept., Hobart-1966).
Maps, Charts, etc. County Chart-Devon 1D (Survey Office, Hobart-Feb 1923).
Maps, Charts, etc. Rubicon-Tasmania Topographical-2nd Series-1st edition (Lands and Survey Dept., Hobart-1966).
Maps, Charts, etc. County Charts and land maps of parish of St Michaels, County of Devon (6 items).
Maps, Charts, etc. Map of the settled districts of Van Diemens Land 1826-1828 (from Journals of the Land Commissioners, THRA-photocopy only).
Maps, Charts, etc. Map of Northdown district-photocopy. n.d.
Maps, Charts, etc. Forestry renewal permit for Pugh Bros., Frankford with county map section of Winkleigh parish.
Maps, Charts, etc. Port Sorell-"Camp at Port Sorell"-(reproduced by Leonard Moon, Launceston). n.d.
Maps, Charts, etc. Chart (hand-drawn) of settlers in Frankford area by Rachael Royle.
Maps, Charts, etc. "Exeter Chronicle"/"The Argus" correspondence (1910) and typescript quarto pages of first edition of "The Argus", Exeter.
Photographs Bullock team transporting cart full of people (identified)-Saxons Creek, Christmas, 1912 Robert Royle and family.
Photographs Robert Royle and family, 1901-of "Bonnie Banks", Gravelly Beach.
Photographs Robert Royle and family-taken prior to emigration to Frankford, Tasmania in 1882.
Photographs "Castawa"-homestead of Robert Royle, Frankford-taken c.1885
Photographs St Saviours Church of England, Frankford. n.d.-c.1900
Photographs Francis Derbyshires store and house, Frankford-(Mr Derbyshire in garden in both photos). n.d.-c. 1900
Photographs Francis Derbyshires store and house, Frankford-(Mr Derbyshire in garden in both photos). n.d.-c. 1900
Photographs Frankford-Wood-chopping event. n.d.-c.1900
Photographs John Douglas Royle-Boer War Soldier. c.1899
Photographs John Douglas Royle-Boer War Soldier. c.1899
Photographs Mrs Charles Knight-1st teacher at Frankford State School. c.1900s
Photographs Frankford-new Hall (beside old Hall). n.d.-c.1900
Photographs Picnic group in automobile and cart-Port Sorell. 1915
Photographs Picnic party, Port Sorell. 1914
Photographs Jetty at Greens Creek-(photograph of original painting by Gabriel Rossiter). 1892
Photographs Views at "Glen Murrough", Frankford area. c.1905
Photographs Grave of Miles de Hale Ponsonby, Frankford Cemetery.
Photographs Wedding group, Jack Millar and Bertha Harvey. c.1920s
Photographs Copies of photographs of Highfield, Stanley; and Edward Curr(?).
Photographs Charles Meredith and Louisa Anne Meredith (two portraits)-Police Magistrate, Port Sorell. n.d.
Photographs Centenary celebrations of St Saviours Church of England, Frankford-(colour-identified). 19 Oct 1986
Photographs Mt Lyell Mines, Queenstown. c.1900
Negatives of some of the Frankford History photos. nd
The King Island Story by R.H. Hooper (Fullers, Hobart, 1973). 1973
Bush Life in Tasmania by James Fenton (Devonport-1964). 1964
Open to Talent-The Centenary History of the University of Tasmania 1890-1990-Richard Davis (Hobart).