In north-western Tasmania and of the mining field of Beaconsfield on the estuary of the Tamar, are Ordovician.
Beaconsfield is the chief goldfield, 26 miles north-west of Launceston.
When Lord Beaconsfield appealed to the country in March 1880, he reminded the country in a letter to the viceroy, the duke of Marlborough, that there was a party in Ireland " attempting to sever the constitutional tie which unites it to Great Britain in that bond which has favoured the power and prosperity of both," and that such an agitation might in the end be " scarcely less disastrous than pestilence and famine."
BENJAMIN DISRAELI BEACONSFIELD, Earl of (1804-1881), British statesman, second child and eldest son of Isaac D'Israeli and Maria Basevi, who were married in 1802, was born at No.
"A man of ardent character, sanguine, courageous, speculative, fortunate, with a temper which no disappointment could disturb" (so Lord Beaconsfield described him), he soon made the beginnings of a handsome fortune and turned country gentleman.