Kelly Basin facts for kids
It was named after James Kelly an early explorer of the Tasmanian coastline.
It was the location of the terminus of the North Mount Lyell Railway, and the ghost town of Pillinger.
The North Mount Lyell Railway close in the 1920s, and the former railway formation - known as 'Kelly Basin Road' was the land route to access the area.
In the 1990s following the failure of the Franklin Dam project to proceed - parts of the Kelly Basin and Bird River area became part of reserves associated with the western boundary of the new South West World Heritage Wilderness area.
- Whitham, Charles. Western Tasmania: A Land of Riches and Beauty.
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