Latrobe, Tasmania

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Mersey Community Hospital as seen from Perrin Court, 2007
Latrobe is located in Tasmania
Coordinates 41°14′S 146°45′E / 41.233°S 146.750°E / -41.233; 146.750Coordinates: 41°14′S 146°45′E / 41.233°S 146.750°E / -41.233; 146.750
Population 3,897 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7307
LGA(s) Latrobe Council
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon

Latrobe is a town in northern Tasmania, Australia on the Mersey River. It is 8 km south-east of Devonport on the Bass Highway. It is the main centre of the Latrobe Council. At the 2006 census, Latrobe had a population of 2,843.[1] By the 2011 census, this had increased to 3,897.[2]

The area was first settled by B. B. Thomas in 1826 and, in 1861, the settlement was named for Charles Joseph Latrobe (1801-1875), the administrator of the colony of Tasmania.

La Trobe Post Office opened on 31 August 1860 and was renamed Latrobe in 1873.[3]

The Mersey Community Hospital is located in Latrobe. It is approximately a 100-bed hospital that provides services including: ambulatory and emergency, general adult medicine, general paediatric medicine, general surgery including orthopaedic, ear, nose and throat, ophthalmological, certain oncology services, limited rehabilitation services and allied health support. From 1 September 2008, the Hospital is owned by the Commonwealth and operated by the Tasmanian Government.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Latrobe (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Latrobe (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 

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