PLACE NAMES AROUND THE PREOLENNA AREA

ARTHUR RIVER  Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemanís Land 1824-1836

BASSETTíS CREEK Named for early Preolenna farming family

CALDER Government Surveyor-General James Calder

COAL MINE ROAD Coal mine operated on the edge of the Jessie Gorge from 1911 to 1931. This road leads past the site of the mine.

COOPERS CREEK

DETENTION RIVER Surveying party of 1826 ďdetainedĒ here by floods

FAGANíS HILL

FLOWERDALE Name of a place in Scotland

GARNERS CREEK

HEBE RIVER

HENRIETTA

HILDER BRIDGE Built by Joe Hilder, a bush worker with a bulldozer

HYENA HILL Tasmanian tiger

INGLIS RIVER  Director of the Van Diemanís Land [VDL] Company

JEFFERSON ROAD

JESSIE GORGE/RIVER

KELLIATER

LAPOINYA [AB] fern tree

MAWBANNA [AB] black

MAWEENA [AB] Tasmanian tiger?

MEUNNA [AB] bird bill

MILABENA [AB] possum

MONTUMANA [AB] flowing stream

MOORLEAH [AB] fluted shell

MYALLA [AB] to grow

OLDINA [AB] snow

PHANTOM PEAK

PREOLENNA [AB] to fetch or to carry

PRUANA [AB] Tasmanian tiger (hyena)

RATTLER RIVER

TAKONE [AB] sigh

TARKINE [AB] Derived from the name of the orginal inhabitants - the Tarkiners

TEN FOOT TRACK  2 bullocks (4x2=8 feet) plus 1 man (2 feet)

THUNDERERíS FLAT

TIGER BEND  [Arthur River] named for the many tiger snakes in evidence

TROWUTTA [AB] rock

VALENTINEíS PEAK Named by Henry Hellyer on 15 February, 1827 on his ascent.

YOLLA [AB] mutton bird

[AB] = possible Aboriginal meaning