Old Beach, Tasmania

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Old Beach
HobartTasmania
Old Beach is located in Tasmania
Old Beach
Old Beach
Coordinates42°46′29″S 147°16′9″E / 42.77472°S 147.26917°E / -42.77472; 147.26917Coordinates: 42°46′29″S 147°16′9″E / 42.77472°S 147.26917°E / -42.77472; 147.26917
Population3,779 (2016 census)[1]
Establishedearly 1800s
Postcode(s)7017
Location17 km (11 mi) N of Hobart
LGA(s)Municipality of Brighton
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
Suburbs around Old Beach:
Derwent River
Derwent River Old Beach
Derwent River Otago

Old Beach is a suburb of Hobart based in the municipality of Brighton, Tasmania, Australia. At the 2016 census, Old Beach had a population of 3,779.[1] It is approximately 7km from the Baskerville Raceway.[2]

History[edit]

Old Beach Post Office opened on 11 January 1866 and closed in 1975.[3] Old beach is surrounded by an abundance of green mountainous terrain. At the heart of Old beach is an old mining quarry. Active in the late 1980s for the mining of Sandstone. Providing and economic boost for the area.


Old Beach (left) and the Meehan Range, including Mount Direction and Gunners Quoin

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Old Beach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.