On this day …….. 13th of April 1839

The first tourist to the North East Victoria, Lady Franklin, the wife of the Governor of Tasmania, found few comforts. Her party slept under bark and canvis tents and travelled by horse and cart. Lady Franklins and her small party arrived in Violet Town on this day in 1839, en route to Sydney. The creek at Violet Town had been names three years earlier by Major Mitchell.

first tourist, North East Victoria, Governor of Tasmania, Lady Franklins, Sydney, Violet Town, Major Mitchell.