Darwin, Tasmania

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Darwin was a surveyed and short-lived community at the eastern side of Mount Darwin on the West Coast Range.

It was the location of a stopping place on the North Mount Lyell Railway which ran between Pillinger and Gormanston.

Its post office opened on 21 February 1900 and closed in 1903.[1]

It was the location of the first discoveries of Darwin Glass during the construction of the railway, and the subsequent work to locate and identify the Darwin Crater some 60 years later.

Related railway stopping places[edit]


  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 


  • Rae, Lou (2001). The Abt Railway and Railways of the Lyell region. Sandy Bay: Lou Rae. ISBN 0-9592098-7-5. 
  • Whitham, Charles. Western Tasmania: A Land of Riches and Beauty.

Coordinates: 42°14′S 145°36′E / 42.233°S 145.600°E / -42.233; 145.600