Boomer Island (Tasmania)

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Boomer Island
Boomer Island is located in Tasmania
Boomer Island
Boomer Island
Location in Tasmania
Geography
Coordinates 42°52′16″S 147°50′28″E / 42.871°S 147.841°E / -42.871; 147.841Coordinates: 42°52′16″S 147°50′28″E / 42.871°S 147.841°E / -42.871; 147.841
Adjacent bodies of water Boomer Bay, Blackman Bay, Tasman Sea
Administration
Australia
State Tasmania
Region South East
Additional information
Time zone
 • Summer (DST)

Boomer Island is a privately owned island in the south east region of Tasmania, Australia.

It is connected via an isthmus to the mainland in Boomer Bay, which itself lies within Blackman Bay. It is known for a large castle built upon it and is owned by Gunter Jaeger, a businessman.[1][2]

For approximately 30 years Gunter Jaeger was the owner of the Hope and Anchor Hotel. This tavern was built in 1807 and is claimed to be Australia's oldest pub.[3]

The island can be seen in several public photographs.[4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Glaetzer, Sally (17 November 2013). "An island of your own". The Mercury (The Sunday Tasmanian). Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Tasmania 2011: The Rogue Castle of Dunalley Harbour". Grumpy neighbour. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. ^ Claridge, Alice (6 May 2014). "Bright future for Australia's oldest pub, the Hope and Anchor". The Mercury. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 March 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.