Brooklyn, Tasmania

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Coordinates: 41°04′19″S 145°54′32″E / 41.07198°S 145.90900°E / -41.07198; 145.90900

Brooklyn
BurnieTasmania
Population 606 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7320
LGA(s) City of Burnie
Federal Division(s) Braddon
Suburbs around Brooklyn:
Upper Burnie South Burnie South Burnie
Upper Burnie Brooklyn South Burnie
Upper Burnie Romaine Emu Heights

This article is about the suburb in Tasmania. For other locations, see Brooklyn (disambiguation)

Brooklyn is a suburb of Burnie, Tasmania, Australia to the south-east of the main town centre.

Brookville Post Office opened on 1 August 1953 and was renamed Brooklyn in 1968. It closed in 1973.[2]

Education[edit]

Brooklyn Primary School existed until 2009. It was later merged with Upper Burnie and Acton Primary School and a new school, Romaine Park Primary was built on the grounds of the Parklands High School.[3] The old Acton Primary School is now home to the Burnie Child and Family Centre, Upper Burnie Primary school was demolished and was replaced by housing and Brooklyn Primary School currently houses some islanders who pick fruit for a living. Most of the windows are boarded up. There are also a few holes in the walls here and there, with one being near the kindergarten area and another in one of the old grade 5/6 classrooms. There's a tap with running water which is still functional, that's to the right the old groundskeeper's room, which is that set of doors in the wall near the larger of the two asphalt courts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Brooklyn (Tas.) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "New Burnie Primary School" (PDF). Parliament of Tasmania. Retrieved 27 July 2015.