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Henry Hellyer
Henry Hellyer

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Plaque on grave recognises the pioneering work of Henry Hellyer, explorer and surveyor.

When the Van Dieman`s land Company was formed Hellyer was one of the first to sign on, utilising his skills to transform the land of north west Tasmania. He named Valentine`s Peak, designed the now-historic "Highfield House" in Stanley and, most importantly he made a road.

Hellyer wanted to link the remote inland settlements with the growing coastal town of Emu Bay, known today as Burnie. Local legend has it that with little more than a bullock gang and crude hand tools he carved his way through the dense forest into the wild hills. The road was a success and subsequently named after him

Location

Address:Harrison Terrace & Browns Road, Cemetery, Stanley, 7331
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -40.759432
Long: 145.298072
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Front Inscription

Henry Hellyer, Surveyor 1970 - 1832. This plaque is in recognition of the pioneering work of Henry Hellyer as Surveyor, Explorer, Engineer and Architect for the Van Diemen`s Land Company in North West Tasmania between the years 1827 to 1832.

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