Boat Harbour Beach

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Boat Harbour Beach
Boat harbour beach from lookout.jpg
Boat Harbour Beach
Boat Harbour Beach is located in Tasmania
Boat Harbour Beach
Boat Harbour Beach
Coordinates 40°56′S 145°37′E / 40.933°S 145.617°E / -40.933; 145.617Coordinates: 40°56′S 145°37′E / 40.933°S 145.617°E / -40.933; 145.617
Population 429 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7321
Location 15 km (9 mi) from Wynyard
LGA(s) Waratah-Wynyard
Region North West Tasmania
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon
Localities around Boat Harbour Beach:
Boat Harbour Boat Harbour Beach Boat Harbour
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Boat Harbour Beach is a small seaside township located about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Wynyard on the north-west coast of Tasmania. "Boat Harbour" is the name of the locality which surrounds the township. In the 2011 census, Boat Harbour Beach, Boat Harbour and the nearby districts had a population of 429.[1]

Boat Harbour Primary School is a rural government funded public school situated at 17386 Bass Highway Boat Harbour Tasmania 7321.[2] Located nearby are the Boat Harbour fire brigade and Boat Harbour post shop, which first opened on 1 November 1878.[3]


Boat Harbour was originally named Jacobs' Boat Harbour after Captain John Jacobs, master of small vessels owned by the Van Diemen's Land Company. The vessels were used for trading between the VDL establishments at Circular Head and Woolnorth with Launceston, Tasmania between the late 1820s and the 1840s.[citation needed]


Overlooking Boat Harbour Beach on 14 June 1997 
The shoreline of Boat Harbour Beach 

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


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Boat Harbour (State Suburb SCC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 January 2016.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Department of Education (Tasmania) (19 August 2005). "Department of Education : Boat Harbour Primary School". Archived from the original on 28 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.