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FREE Publications and Resources Please note these are for personal use only and cannot be reproduced or sold
without the consent of the Northern Midlands Council.

A Guide to the Churches and Graveyards of the Norfolk Plains


Avoca a Brief History


Online Cemetery Register Enquiry The Northern Midlands cemeteries are rich in history and are the resting place of some of the first settlers and many convicts.


Convict Brick Trail Database


Longford for the Family Historian.  Reference Guide to the Locality of Longford Businesses 1814 to 2014


Longford Then and Now - A Collection of Images


The Story of Lake Leake's First 100 Years 1883 to 1983


Tom Roberts


War Memorials including Honor Boards and Rolls

You Tube

Glance into the Past - The History of Cressy, Tasmania


Lest We Forget - The History of Cressy's Contribution. Includes information on the Boer War, World War One and Two, Vietnam, Memorials / Honor Boards and Arthur Green OAM.


When the Queen Came to Town - As part of Elizabeth's 1954 tour of Australia, she stayed at Connorville, Cressy. To find out more about the Royal families' connection to the O'Connors of Connorville watch this video.


The Cressy Cigar.  Do you know what the Cressy Cigar is? The Cressy Cigar is one of the most famous and creditable UFO sightings.






Publications From Other Sources

Perth and its Story by Basil W. Rait


Daniel Connors and the Murder of Ellen Moriarty by Steve Rhodes, FAS Volunteer

(Founders &Survivors Chainletter, Issue No 13, May 2013)


“The Brumby Family of Norfolk Plains” by Ian Brumby


Police Statement - William Brumby


Children Born to Female Convicts Under Sentence (extracted from Tasmanian BDM Records)


Sammy Cox or Samuel Emanuel Jervis by Ivan Badcock


"Early Bracknell Residents and/or Property Owners (inc Maps)" by Ivan Badcock


"Francis French and John Badcock Families, 175 Years in Australia" by Ivan Badcock


Richard Chugg by Nichole Clark (Bower)


Roy Richard Chugg by Stuart Green


Postcards - mainly relating to the Holgate family, a wonderful insight to people's lives (submitted by David Cooper


William Gwillim WALKER Family and Vron Property by Ivan Badcock


Christ College Bishopsbourne by Ivan Badcock




Local Churches and their History


The Story of Holy Trinity Church, Cressy 1858 to 1958


A Century of Methodism in Longford, Tasmania 1834 to 1934


150 Years of Witness (1834 to 1984) Longford Parish, The Uniting Church in Australia


Church Centenary St Luke's Church of England, Campbell Town - The Mercury, 30 November 1933



Books By K R vonStieglitz


A Short History of Campbell Town and the Midland Pioneers


A Short History of Cressy and Bishopsbourne - With some notes on the Lake River Pioneers


Days and Ways in Old Evandale


Longford Past and Present - With notes on Perth, Pateena and Illawarra


A Short History of Ross - Wtih some tales of the Pioneers


Six Forgotten Bushrangers of Van Diemen's Land


Tasmanian Bushrangers





Records held by Tasmanian Archives

Church Records (may not be a complete list)

Other Sources

Tasmanian Place Names and Changes


Assessment Roll of the Rural Municipality of Longford 1895

Northern Midlands Council

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