Bothwell, Tasmania

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Bothwell
Tasmania
Bothwell is located in Tasmania
Bothwell
Bothwell
Coordinates42°23′S 147°00′E / 42.383°S 147.000°E / -42.383; 147.000Coordinates: 42°23′S 147°00′E / 42.383°S 147.000°E / -42.383; 147.000
Population391 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)7030
Elevation352 m (1,155 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Central Highlands Council
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
16.6 °C
62 °F
3.9 °C
39 °F
541.7 mm
21.3 in

Bothwell, Tasmania is a small town with a population at the 2011 census of 391.[1] Situated in central Tasmania on the River Clyde, it is notable for hunting and being a lake district. It is part of the municipality of Central Highlands Council. Nearby locations include Ouse, Hamilton and Kempton.

History[edit]

Bothwell Post Office opened on 1 June 1832.[2]

For some years after 1848, Bothwell was the place of exile of the Irish nationalist leaders John Mitchel and John Martin; their lodging Nant Cottage still stands.

Bothwell was until recently thought to be home to the oldest golf course in Australia, Ratho, which was thought to have been built in the mid-1850s. Recent research has shown that golf was not played in Ratho until 1860s. Golf in Australia started at Grose Farm in Sydney and the establishment of N.S Wales Golf Club by A.B. Spark.

This was also the site of a radio telescope, built in the 1960s, in nearby Dennistoun, by one of the pioneers of radio astronomy, Grote Reber.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bothwell
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.5
(99.5)
36.0
(96.8)
36.1
(97)
28.6
(83.5)
23.1
(73.6)
17.9
(64.2)
17.5
(63.5)
21.5
(70.7)
25.0
(77)
32.3
(90.1)
33.0
(91.4)
34.0
(93.2)
37.5
(99.5)
Average high °C (°F) 22.5
(72.5)
23.2
(73.8)
20.6
(69.1)
17.6
(63.7)
13.5
(56.3)
10.9
(51.6)
10.6
(51.1)
11.7
(53.1)
13.6
(56.5)
16.9
(62.4)
18.4
(65.1)
20.4
(68.7)
16.7
(62.1)
Average low °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
7.4
(45.3)
6.5
(43.7)
5.1
(41.2)
2.2
(36)
0.1
(32.2)
−0.2
(31.6)
0.6
(33.1)
2.2
(36)
3.8
(38.8)
5.6
(42.1)
6.7
(44.1)
4.0
(39.2)
Record low °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
−3.6
(25.5)
−4.0
(24.8)
−7.0
(19.4)
−8.9
(16)
−12.5
(9.5)
−9.4
(15.1)
−6.9
(19.6)
−7.0
(19.4)
−7.7
(18.1)
−5.0
(23)
−3.1
(26.4)
−12.5
(9.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 37.7
(1.48)
37.7
(1.48)
37.2
(1.46)
45.8
(1.8)
42.0
(1.65)
42.8
(1.69)
44.5
(1.75)
49.0
(1.93)
46.9
(1.85)
52.4
(2.06)
50.9
(2)
50.4
(1.98)
536.9
(21.14)
Average precipitation days 8.0 7.2 8.3 9.7 10.8 11.6 12.7 13.1 12.6 12.6 11.8 10.2 128.6
Source: [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bothwell (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Climate statistics for Bothwell". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 20 November 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • Weeding, J.S. (1989) A history of Bothwell, Tasmania Hobart: Drinkwater Publishing. ISBN 0-949903-01-9