Dundas, Tasmania

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Dundasite and Crocoite.jpg
Dundasite (white) and Crocoite (orange/red)
Coordinates 41°52′31″S 145°25′15″E / 41.8754°S 145.4208°E / -41.8754; 145.4208Coordinates: 41°52′31″S 145°25′15″E / 41.8754°S 145.4208°E / -41.8754; 145.4208
Postcode(s) 7469
LGA(s) West Coast Council
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon

Dundas was a historical mining locality, mineral field and railway location on the western foothills of the West Coast Range in Western Tasmania. It is now part of the locality of Zeehan.

The town was located 5 kilometres east of the town of Zeehan, and almost 10 kilometres west of the Mount Read township. The North East Dundas Tram branched off the Emu Bay Railway approximately 3 kilometres north east of the Dundas railway connection.

Mount Dundas Post Office opened on 22 November 1890, was renamed Dundas in 1892 and closed in 1930.[1]

The newspaper the Zeehan and Dundas Herald (1902–1922) was one of the more significant newspapers of the west coast during its operation.

The Adelaide Mine near Dundas was the location of special specimens of Crocoite and other rare minerals. Dundasite is named after Dundas.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Mineral Dundasite". Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 

Further reading — specific[edit]

  • Bottrill, R.S., Williams, P., Dohnt, S., Sorrell, S. and Kemp, N.R. 2006. Crocoite and associated minerals from Dundas and other locations in Tasmania. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, (Dundas Issue) 12, 59-90
  • Bottrill, R. S. (2000) New minerals from old deposits: The Dundas Mineral Field, Tasmania in Abstracts Minerals and Museums 2000: 4th seminar. Melbourne, Victoria, June 2000.
  • Reid, A. McIntosh. (1925) The Dundas mineral field Geological Survey Bulletin 36, Dept. of Mines, Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Tilley, Wilberton. (1891) The wild west of Tasmania : being a description of the silver fields of Zeehan and DundasEvershed Bros., Zeehan, Tas. : Dundas, Tas. :

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