Frank Long

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Frank Long was a trackcutter and prospector. In 1882 he discovered the Zeehan-Dundas silver-lead field on the West Coast of Tasmania.

He had been part of Charles Sprent's Mount Heemskirk expedition in 1876 – and was known as a hardy and strong bushman.

He was Tasmanian – having been born to ex-convicts in Launceston in approximately 1844. His later years were affected by rheumatism and alcoholism.


Further reading[edit]

  • Blainey, Geoffrey (2000). The Peaks of Lyell (6th ed.). Hobart: St. David's Park Publishing. ISBN 0-7246-2265-9. 
  • Haygarth, N. Frank Long in Alexander (ed.) The Companion to Tasmanian History. 2005. ISBN 1-86295-223-X p. 220

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