Dynnyrne, Tasmania

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Dynnyrne, Sandy Bay, and South Hobart
Dynnyrne is located in Tasmania
Coordinates42°54′4″S 147°18′51″E / 42.90111°S 147.31417°E / -42.90111; 147.31417Coordinates: 42°54′4″S 147°18′51″E / 42.90111°S 147.31417°E / -42.90111; 147.31417
Population1,577 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density925.6/km2 (2,397/sq mi)
Area1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Hobart
State electorate(s)Clark
Federal Division(s)Clark
Suburbs around Dynnyrne:
South Hobart South Hobart Battery Point
Cascades Dynnyrne Sandy Bay
Ridgeway Tolmans Hill Sandy Bay

Dynnyrne /ˈdɪnɜːrn/ is a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, with views over the Derwent River that is largely situated on a hill south-west of the city above the Southern Outlet, and the suburb of Sandy Bay. The suburb border stretches from the Fitzroy Gardens in the north, to the University of Tasmania apartments in the south, and up the Waterworks Valley to the west. Other nearby suburbs are South Hobart and Tolmans Hill. Dynnyrne is Tasmania's second most affluent suburb according to documents released by the Australian Taxation Office.[2]

The suburb is named for Dynnyrne House in South Hobart, which was built by Robert William Murray (1777–1850) who claimed to be descended from Sir William Murray, 1st baronet of Dunearn[3] in Scotland.[4]

Members of the public had been invited to suggest names for the suburb in 1940. About eighty different suggestions were received and six of them were forwarded to the Post Office for consideration. Cooloola, Illawarra, Karinga, Telopea, Rosslyn and Pambula were all rejected on the basis that they exactly or closely duplicated names already used in Australia. Following further consultation with the Post Office, Dynnyrne was chosen, recalling the first house built in the area about one hundred years earlier. One of the Hobart City Council aldermen warned that people would have difficulty knowing how to spell Dynnyrne but the new name was adopted.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dynnyrne (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Wright, George Newenham (1836). A new and comprehensive gazetteer, Volume 3. T. Kelly.
  4. ^ Murray, C. R., 'Murray, Robert William (1777–1850)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/murray-robert-william-2497/text3367. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  5. ^ Howatson, Donald, The Story of Sandy Bay - Street by Street, 2016, ISBN 978-0-9871287-9-9