Ringarooma

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Ringarooma
Tasmania
Ringarooma aerial.jpg
Area surrounding Ringarooma which is right of centre
Ringarooma is located in Tasmania
Ringarooma
Ringarooma
Coordinates41°14′S 147°40′E / 41.233°S 147.667°E / -41.233; 147.667Coordinates: 41°14′S 147°40′E / 41.233°S 147.667°E / -41.233; 147.667
Population338 (2016 census)[1]
Established1882
Postcode(s)7263
Elevation283 m (928 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Dorset Council
State electorate(s)Bass
Federal Division(s)Bass

Ringarooma is a small town in north-eastern Tasmania. It is located just east of the Ringarooma River and is about 12 km south-west from Derby and 55 km east-northeast from Launceston. The area around Ringarooma is known for diary farming and timber harvesting.

History[edit]

The district was opened up to farming in the 1860s, and the town itself was founded in 1882 when a rural property was subdivided into lots by landowner Christopher Krushka. It was initially known as Krushka Town before being renamed Ringarooma in November 1888, taking on the name of a coastal town near Bridport, which was renamed Boobyalla.[2][3] Ringarooma is believed to be an aboriginal word meaning happy hunting ground.[4]

Ringarooma Post Office opened on 1 October 1874.[5]

In 2017 it was named the Legendary Capital of Tasmania.[6]

Present day[edit]

Today, Ringarooma is a small town surrounded by dairy farming and timber harvesting country[4] near mountains such as Mount Victoria and Ben Lomond.

The Mount Victoria Forest Reserve that contains Ralphs Falls[7] and Cash Gorge/Falls[8] is about 15 km to the SouthEast of Ringarooma, while the St Columba Falls is a further 10 km away (70 km by road).[9][10]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ringarooma (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Beswick, Dorothy (1988). As The River Flows, Mount Victoria to Boobyalla. Ringarooma Council. ISBN 0-7316-1966-8.
  3. ^ "NS2809 - The E R Pretyman Index: NS2809-1–16(Ria - San)". stors.tas.gov.au. Libraries Tasmania. p. 20. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b Alison Andrews (11 March 2009). "Ringarooma: A`happy hunting ground'". The Examiner. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Industry News: Ringarooma: little town, big heart". The Australian Dairyfarmer. Fairfax Agricultural Media. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Ralphs Falls". parks.tas.gov.au. Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Ringarooma, Ralph Falls & Cash's Gorge". northeasttasmania.com.au. North East Tasmania Tourism. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  9. ^ "St. Columba Falls". parks.tas.gov.au. Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Ringarooma, Tasmania 7263 Saint Columba Falls State Reserve, Pyengana Tas 7216". google.com. Google. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  11. ^ Robert Darby. "Adamson, George Ernest Bartlett (1884–1951)". adb.anu.edu.au. National Centre of Biography. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  12. ^ D. Elliot. "Gaby, Alfred Edward (1892–1918)". adb.anu.edu.au. National Centre of Biography. Retrieved 26 September 2018.

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