Koonya, Tasmania

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Koonya
Tasmania
CASCADES, TASMAN PENINSULA, TASMANIA.jpg
Officers quarters for the penal colony
Koonya is located in Tasmania
Koonya
Koonya
Coordinates 43°06′S 147°45′E / 43.100°S 147.750°E / -43.100; 147.750Coordinates: 43°06′S 147°45′E / 43.100°S 147.750°E / -43.100; 147.750
Postcode(s) 7184
LGA(s) Tasman Council
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons

Koonya is a locality on the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia.[1] It was established in 1841 as one of outlying parts of the network of penal colony sites centred on Port Arthur.[1]

Under its former name of "Cascades", it was populated by at least 400 convicts.[1]

After the Port Arthur penal colony was closed, and Van Diemen's Land was renamed "Tasmania", a number of places in Tasmania were renamed; "Cascades" was renamed "Koonya".[2]

Koonya is part of the Tasman Council local government area.[3]

A weather radar for the City of Hobart is in the Koonya locality.[4]

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