|Population||300 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||Central Highlands Council|
Hamilton is a small rural town 73 kilometres (45 mi) north-west of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia. It is on the Lyell Highway. At the 2006 census, the town and surrounding area had a population of 300.
Governor Arthur finalised a name for the locality and this was announced in 1826 (Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser, Friday 28 July 1826, page 3). Hamilton was named after William Henry Hamilton, a wealthy free settler who had arrived in Van Diemen's Land in April 1824.
Hamilton Post Office opened on 1 June 1832.
Hamilton was once a bustling frontier town that contained many inns and several working breweries.
It contains a few small shops and buildings, such as the court house, many of them dating back to convict times.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hamilton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
- "TASMANIA'S EARLY DAYS.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954). Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 19 July 1928. p. 11. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Percy Lewis". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- Stoddart, D. Michael (editor) (1993). Walk to the West. Hobart: The Royal Society of Tasmania. ISBN 0-9598679-9-6.
- Beavan, Ernest G. (1988) Take heed lest you forget: a history of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Hamilton, Tasmania. Hamilton, Tas. St. Peter’s Church Vestry. ISBN 0-7316-2438-6
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