History and Topography of Collinsvale

Collinsvale was originally known as Bismarck, but during WWI, anti-German feeling in the community caused the government to rename the township to Collinsvale.1
Seventh-day Adventists first came to Bismarck in February 1889 and began to preach in the local Wesleyan church.  When the church was closed to them, they held several meetings in the state school classroom but again were turned away.  August Darko and his wife opened their home to the Adventists and a group of between 50 and 70 regularly met in their kitchen to listen to the preaching. The Bismarck Seventh-day Adventist church was officially organised on 20 July 1889 with 34 members and they commenced building a church in August 1889. Services were first held in the new building on December 28, 1889 followed by the first wedding which was between Henry Fehlberg and Bertha Totenhofer on January 1, 1890.2

August Darko and his wife Henrietta are my great, great grandparents on my father's mothers side of the family. August helped build the original Collinsvale Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Geological and Topographical Features
The Collinsvale area has very interesting geological and topographical features while most will not see what is actually there. Below is an overhead of the Collinsvale area as copied from Google Maps (earth view).
Another view of the possible volcanic caldera or a possible meteorite impact site at Collinsvale.
Below is a larger view of the area including Molesworth.

If this isn't a caldera, the crater of an extinct volcano, then it most likely was formed by two meteorite impacts. The first being the larger impact followed shortly after by the smaller meteorite which caused the range between Collinsvale and Molesworth.

In the Bible we are told that when God poured out the rains of heaven upon the earth He also broke up the fountains of the deep. Many SDA commentators on the subject have assumed that these were fresh water basins under the earth's crust. I believe the fountains of the great deep are actually volcanoes which formed during the flood and were broken up by meteorites. We have evidence all over the earth and in fact all over our solar system which prove that there have been thousands of meteorite impacts over the past 6,140 years. I believe most of these occurred during the Worldwide Global Flood. If the Collinsvale Molesworth site wan't caused by meteorites then it has to be a now extinct volcano which erupted and was then covered by water from the flood. As the water receeded it would have created a lake which then was intruded upon by moving sediment which created the mount between Collinsvale and Molesworth. This event may have formed another smaller lake which at some time burst at the north west end creating a small valley. There is also evidence of an overflow over the summit of Glenlusk. The ridge is a bit distorted in these photos it is actually quite steep on the eastern side, pictured to the right.
Most scientists will tell us that the deposits in this area are from the Permian Period some 298.9 to 252.17 million years ago. They base this information on something that cannot be tested, time. Most people don't realise that rocks cannot be dated. They base the dating on presumed millions of years of evolution and yet they have no evidence of any evolution between species. In the near future I hope to gather evidence on the ground to support the claims I have made. Already it is clear that during the Global Flood sediments reached as high as Collinsvale this is proven by the millions of fossilized deposits which lie everywhere in the immediate vacinity the extent of which I have yet to investigate.

Gretaer Hobart Impact site

Just driving aorund Hobart recently and realised that the scope of the impact zones of possible meteorites or claderas from extinct volcanoes are greater than I initally thought. You can clkearly make out the edge of one huge imapct sight or possible caldera on the eastern side of the circle. Mount Wellington is said to have been formed by a geological dolerite intrusion which would account for the western edge  of the circle being changed.

1. Collinsvale Seventh-day Adventist Church, http://collinsvale.adventist.org.au/collinsvale-church-history
2. Ibid