In 1854 as history goes, the Reserve was a Sawmill, back then the grant deed covered 240 hectares purchased on 16 February 1854, making it one of the oldest land grants in the area. The deed seems to first belong to a carpenter and another man a solicitor with considerable interest in land in Northern Tasmania.
Over the years farming was in the area, men trained at Hollybank for the bush and became accredited in timber skills, then the Forestry Commission bought the property and in April 1955 the commission purchased it for 2809 pounds ($22,500 in today’s values). They the Forestry Commission take care of Hollybank Nature Reserve these days.
Today it's known as Hollybank Nature Reserve and Treetop Adventures.
Photos of some of the trees which I took about 1 week ago. The first photo was taken near the Cricket Pitch!
The photo below is the only bit of holly I could find without dust all over it!
Below a bit out of focus holly with dust!