River Derwent, near New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia 1923By Remembering the Past Australia / August 12, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
Derwent River, Tasmania, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
In 1793, John Hayes named the River Derwent, after the river which runs past his birthplace of Bridekirk, Cumberland. The name is Brythonic Celtic for “valley thick with oaks”. John Hayes only placed the name “River Derwent” on the upper part of the river; however, Matthew Flinders placed the name “Derwent River” on all of the river.
Showing the River Derwent, near New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia. Original photo published 1923.
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