Barnes Bay, Tasmania

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Barnes Bay
Barnes Bay is located in Tasmania
Barnes Bay
Barnes Bay
Coordinates 43°07′S 147°22′E / 43.117°S 147.367°E / -43.117; 147.367Coordinates: 43°07′S 147°22′E / 43.117°S 147.367°E / -43.117; 147.367
Postcode(s) 7150
LGA(s) Kingborough Council
State electorate(s) Franklin
Federal Division(s) Franklin

Barnes Bay is both a geographical feature and a small township near the northern end of Bruny Island, Tasmania. During the early 19th century it was a centre for the firewood trade to Hobart and later the fruit industry, mostly apples and pears. It is now mostly a centre for the tourist industry and light grazing.

Barnes Bay Post Office opened on 20 October 1851 and closed in 1969 (though known as Kelly's Point from 1853 until 1906).[1]

During the 1919 influenza epidemic Barnes Bay was used as a quarantine location for putting infected passengers off ships [2]


  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "TASMANIA". The Mercury. Hobart, Tasmania. 29 March 1919. p. 7. Retrieved 12 July 2012 – via National Library of Australia.