While uploading some additional photos to the website, I came across an image I had seen before but only now really took notice of it. The caption beneath the image says, “A Vision of Table Cape’s Future Harbour.”
In the early 1900s, vast tracts of bushland were being cleared to make way for farmland—Marrawah, Roger River, Alcomie, Christmas Hills and Mengha, and Trowutta to the east of Roger River was fast becoming ever more accessible.
Previously, the Duck River settlement did not extend beyond a greater radius than 10 kilometres. A few years later, in 1905, the radius extended 22 kilometres. In just two years alone ten to twelve thousand acres had been taken up across the northwest, however, there was still some tracts of land available at Trowutta.
Much of Trowutta was bushland and heavy in myrtle scrub, but the land was enriched by extensive outcrops of basalt producing rich chocolate soil.
Parliamentary trip to Tasmania's northwest where a large area of good country awaits development. The trip took place in 1914. Mr Whitsitt is seen taking the reins on the muddy Trowutta Road. Below the party is seen at Spinks Creek on Trowutta Road.
In January 1952, a week long, district wide bash was held where multitudes of locals and former residents flocked to the Circular Head district. Many visited from the mainland and several travelled as far as New Zealand.
In May 2004, five days before she married her prince, Crown Princess Mary, formerly of Tasmania, was awarded the highest honour of her adopted country, Denmark, namely the Order of the Elephant.
Now, you may wonder what relevance the elephant has to a small country in the far north of Europe. The Order of the Elephant has a long and distinguished history dating back to around 1460, when the then King of Denmark, with the blessing of the Pope, formed the Mother of God Society. The Society’s order was a medallion of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus, worn on a chain made up of castle carrying elephants.In medieval times, the imagery of the “elephant and castle” represented chivalry and strength.