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naniyilipata / Clarence Plains Historic Trail

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Explore what came before


The naniyilipata / Clarence Plains Historic Trail winds round the site of the early European village and then follows the Clarence Plains Rivulet through former farmland where plants valued by the local Mumirimina are still growing.

Distance: 4.5km

Approximately 2 hours

Click on the map pins above or links below to find directions and more information about specific sections on the route.  Hint: The content on the physical signs can be accessed by clicking on the PDF icon near the top of each webpage.

Signs on the Trail

St Matthew's Church

Life on the Green

Historic Cemetery

Rokeby Aflame

The Percy's Legacy

The Nutshell

Norfolk Islanders

Schools Days

Village Entrance

Mumirimina People

Dual Heritage

Prominent Homes

Between the hills and the bay

Life on the Bay

Links to general sources for the trail


Footprints - The People and Places of Early Clarence Plains and Rokeby by Wendy Andrew

The eastern shore a history of Clarence by Alison Alexander

Old Rokeby Historic Trail 2001

TROVE Newspapers and Gazettes

Assessment Rolls in The Hobart Town Gazette

Other sources include historical deeds from Land Tasmania & Spirit of Clarence, a Tasmanian community published by Clarence (Tas) Council.

Names of places and plants in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, are used with approval of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.

Directions to next sign

The sign for St Matthew's Church is adjacent.

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