Bailliere's Tasmanian Gazetteer and Road Guide 1877
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (258 pages)
Author: R. Whitworth
Year: (1877) 2007
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
This important 19th century gazetteer contains 'the most recent and accurate information as to every place in the colony' - in 1877 - a wealth of information for historians and genealogists, and will interest the general reader as well. There are entries for towns and villages, lakes, rivers and creeks, islands, bays, hills and mountains, counties, electoral districts and other localities and features. It often gives latitude and longitude, populations, proximity to other towns, local industries, services such as coach and mail runs, hotels, churches, schools and much more.
BOTHWELL (Co. Monmouth) is a postal township, money order office, and telegraph station in the electoral district of Cumberland, and municipality of Bothwell, situated on the River Clyde. The Shannon River is 12 miles from Bothwell ; the Jordan 9 miles, and Lake Sorell 18 miles distant. There are two flour mills in the township, the district being a pastoral and agricultural one. The next townships are Apsley 9 miles from Bothwell, fronting on the Jordan, Green Ponds 16 miles from Bothwell, Hamilton 18 miles, fronting on the Clyde. Bothwell is 45 miles from Hobart Town, and 100 miles from Launceston. With Hobart Town the communication is by branch coach to Melton Mowbray, and then by mail coach, or by coach to Brighton railway station, and thence by rail. Bothwell has an Assembly Room and a Good Templars' Hall. The hotels are the Castle Inn, White Hart Inn, Young Queen Inn, and Crown Inn. A two-horse coach leaves Bothwell half-past 1 p.m. daily for Melton Mowbray ; two wagons leave Bothwell for Hobart Town every Tuesday, returning Friday. The surrounding country is slightly elevated, and. the population of the town and neighbourhood numbers about 550 persons. There is a church in which Episcopalian and Presbyterian ministers preach; a Roman Catholic Church, and a Wesleyan Chapel. There is also a public library with 2,500 vols. Bothwell has a road trust, a board of works, a local school board, a public school, and some friendly society lodges. There is a very good racecourse, where annual races are held. In the Assembly Room and Templars Hall entertainments are held frequently. A very pretty waterfall about a mile and a half from the township, the fall being very grand when the Clyde is swollen. A cricket ground with pavilion ; matches are often played on it. Summer visitors can enjoy the trout fishing in the Rivers Clyde and Shannon.
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