Lindisfarne, Tasmania

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Lindisfarne Bay
Lindisfarne is located in Tasmania
Coordinates 42°50′52″S 147°21′11″E / 42.84778°S 147.35306°E / -42.84778; 147.35306Coordinates: 42°50′52″S 147°21′11″E / 42.84778°S 147.35306°E / -42.84778; 147.35306
Population 5,641 ((2011 Census[1]) includes pop. Flagstaff Gully)
Postcode(s) 7015
LGA(s) City of Clarence
Federal Division(s) Franklin
Suburbs around Lindisfarne:
Derwent River Geilston Bay
Derwent River Lindisfarne Flagstaff Gully
Derwent River Rose Bay Warrane

Lindisfarne is a suburb of Hobart's Eastern Shore, located approximately 6 kilometres from the City Centre and is part of the municipal City of Clarence.


The suburb originally took its name from Lindisferne House,[2] (Note: Suburb originally spelt incorrectly), a property built in the 1820s near the suburb of Rosny. At one time the suburb was known as Beltana from 1892, but, because of confusion with Bellerive, it was renamed Lindisfarne in 1903 after Lindisfarne a tidal Island (Holy Island) in Northumberland, England. The easternmost part of the middle of the suburb, where the Beltana Bowls Club and the Beltana Hotel are located, is still locally known as Beltana.

Lindisfarne Bay and Boating[edit]

Lindisfarne is centred on a bay of the same name that is one of many such sheltered anchorages on the Derwent River. The bay is home to a number of clubs that cater for rowing, sailing and motor-cruising the local waterways.

The Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania[3] in Lindisfarne Bay(pictured), The Lindisfarne Sailing Club[4] and the Lindisfarne Rowing Club[5] (the club of rowers Scott Brennan and Stephen Hawkins) are all situated on the bay's foreshore.


In addition there is also a large recreation park which includes playing fields—home to the Lindisfarne Blues competing in the Southern Tasmanian Football League now known as the SFL and the Lindisfarne Cricket Club competing in the Tasmanian Grade Cricket part of the Tasmanian Cricket Association, tennis courts—home to the Lindisfarne Tennis Club, Beltana RSL Bowls Club links and an ANZAC memorial park, all situated on a bluff overlooking the Derwent River and Mount Wellington. The memorial park is also the site of a large Tasmanian Aboriginal midden.

Retirement Villages[edit]

Lindisfarne is also home to a number of large retirement villages and similar senior-citizen accommodations. Including the Queen Victoria Home[6] and the Freemasons' Homes of Southern Tasmania.[7]

Christian Links[edit]

Some Christian Church institutions in Lindisfarne take their names from the saints and scholars of the English Lindisfarne, such as St Aidan's Anglican Church and St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School.


Schools in Lindisfarne include St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School and Lindisfarne State Primary School.


  1. ^ "Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census". 
  2. ^ Australian Nation Place Names
  3. ^ "Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania". Retrieved June 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Lindisfarne Sailing Club". Australian International 420 Class Assoc. Retrieved June 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Lindisfarne Rowing Club". Retrieved June 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "Queen Vicitoria Home". Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Freemason Homes of Southern Tasmania". Retrieved 6 June 2009. 

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