Opossum Bay, Tasmania

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Opossum Bay
HobartTasmania
OpossumBayTas.jpg
Beach at Opossum Bay
Opossum Bay is located in Tasmania
Opossum Bay
Opossum Bay
Coordinates 42°59′38″S 147°24′12″E / 42.99389°S 147.40333°E / -42.99389; 147.40333Coordinates: 42°59′38″S 147°24′12″E / 42.99389°S 147.40333°E / -42.99389; 147.40333
Postcode(s) 7023
LGA(s) City of Clarence
Federal Division(s) Franklin
Suburbs around Opossum Bay:
Derwent River Derwent River Ralphs Bay
Derwent River Opossum Bay Ralphs Bay
Derwent River South Arm Ralphs Bay

Opossum Bay is a town located on the South Arm Peninsula on the outskirts of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is part of the City of Clarence.

History[edit]

Opossum Bay Post Office opened on 16 January 1942 and closed in 1980.[1]

Opossum Bay area from Mount Wellington summit

Today[edit]

The origin of Opossum Bay's name is unclear.[2]

Opossum Bay is nearly surrounded by water. The Gellibrand Point, Opossum Bay and South Arm Town area is connected to the rest of the South Arm Peninsula by a narrow isthmus. The proximity to the Derwent River and Ralphs Bay can result in Opossum Bay frequently being cooled by sea breezes in summer.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Where is Opossum Bay?
  3. ^ [1]