Ringarooma

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Ringarooma
Tasmania
Ringarooma aerial.jpg
Area surrounding Ringarooma which is right of centre
Ringarooma is located in Tasmania
Ringarooma
Ringarooma
Coordinates 41°15′S 147°44′E / 41.250°S 147.733°E / -41.250; 147.733Coordinates: 41°15′S 147°44′E / 41.250°S 147.733°E / -41.250; 147.733
Population 214 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1882
Postcode(s) 7263
Elevation 283 m (928 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Dorset Council
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Bass

Ringarooma is a small town in north-eastern Tasmania. The district was opened up to farming in the 1860s, and the town itself was founded in 1882 when a rural property was subdivided into lots by landowner Christopher Krushka. It was initially known as Krushka Town before being renamed Ringarooma in November 1888, taking on the name of a coastal town near Bridport, which was renamed Boobyalla.[2]

Today, Ringarooma is a small town surrounded by farming country near mountains such as Mount Victoria and Ben Lomond.

Ringarooma Post Office opened on 1 October 1874.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ringarooma (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  2. ^ Beswick, Dorothy (1988). As The River Flows, Mount Victoria to Boobyalla. Ringarooma Council. ISBN 0-7316-1966-8. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.