Pioneer Index

Many of the properties mentioned in the various biographies are still identifiable, should you be able to provide a photograph it would be appreciated. The information contained in the history of our pioneers is mainly extracted from The Cyclopedia of Tasmania which was published about 1900. It is interesting to see how the english language was used in that period.
Francis Codd/Code/Coad (c.1817-1865) This is one of the best Family Histories that we have seen. It encompases a period of over 150 years and includes many well known names in the Cygnet district including Devereux, Direen, Holland, Halton, Dwyer, Herlihy, Brereton, Kube, Strong, Welsh, Scanlon, Markham, Reardon, Lawler, Nichols, Mills and O'Neill.

If you have more information on any of these Cygnet families, please email David Coad

November 2011 - David has now completed writing six books on the history of Cygnet. For details see his web page with its many links at
It also lists the many bookshops in Tasmania that have the volumes for sale.

Email the details of your pioneer family to Tom Wills