Boat Harbour, Tasmania

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Boat Harbour
Boat Harbour Beach
Boat Harbour is located in Tasmania
Boat Harbour
Boat Harbour
Coordinates 40°57′S 145°38′E / 40.950°S 145.633°E / -40.950; 145.633Coordinates: 40°57′S 145°38′E / 40.950°S 145.633°E / -40.950; 145.633
Postcode(s) 7321
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
Location 10 km (6 mi) from Wynyard
LGA(s) Waratah-Wynyard Council
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon

Boat Harbour is both a geographical location and a population region (Australian Postcode 7321) on the north-west coast of Tasmania. It was originally named Jacobs' Boat Harbour after Captain John Jacobs, master of small vessels owned by the Van Diemen's Land Company trading between its establishments at Circular Head and Woolnorth with Launceston between the late 1820s and the 1840s. It is part of a rich agricultural district (dairying, potatoes, vegetables). Boat Harbour Beach is a popular tourist destination.


Main article: Education in Tasmania

Boat Harbour is home of the primary school Boat Harbour Primary School,[1] situated at 17386 Bass Highway Boat Harbour Tasmania 7321.

Further reading[edit]

  • Flynn, Lis (1988) Our first one hundred: a review of the Boat Harbour district, the schools and inhabitants over the last 100 years till 1988: written and compiled for the school centenary in Australia's bicentennial year Boat Harbour Primary School, Boat Harbour, Tasmania. ISBN 0-7316-3220-6


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