Otago, Tasmania

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Otago Bay.jpg
Otago Bay and hulks including the Otago in the early 1950s
Otago is located in Tasmania
Coordinates 42°48′3″S 147°17′28″E / 42.80083°S 147.29111°E / -42.80083; 147.29111Coordinates: 42°48′3″S 147°17′28″E / 42.80083°S 147.29111°E / -42.80083; 147.29111
Population 556 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7017
LGA(s) City of Clarence
Federal Division(s) Franklin
Suburbs around Otago:
River Derwent Old Beach
River Derwent Otago
(Bowen Bridge) Risdon

Otago is a suburb on the eastern shore of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. It is located on the shores of Otago Bay. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 556.[1]

The area takes its name from the iron barque Otago, the only command of the author Joseph Conrad, which was dismantled at a shipbreaking establishment that operated at the bay (formerly known simply as part of Old Beach) between the 1920s and 1960s. The remains of the Otago (beached there in 1931) and a steel river steamer the Westralian (beached in 1937) can still be seen on the beach.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Otago (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 January 2013.