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The Natural beauty of Mt Field has been officially recognized for over one hundred years.  Tasmania's first nature reserve was created around Russell Falls in 1885.  The area set aside for protection and public enjoyment was then greatly extended with the formation of the Mount Field National Park in 1916.  Along with Freycinet, it is the oldest national park in Tasmania.  Mt Field was named after Barron Field, an early judge of the NSW Supreme Court.  He was a keen amateur naturalist and in 1819 presided at the first siting of the Van Dieman's Land Supreme Court. (Taken from Tasmania's Cultural Heritage, Parks and Wildlife Tasmania). The National Parks and Wildlife website has extensive historic information on the Mt Field National Park as well as virtual visit, 3D Models and simplified geology maps.