Risdon, Tasmania

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For the 17th century English antiquary, see Tristram Risdon.
Risdon
HobartTasmania
Coordinates 42°49′28″S 147°19′3″E / 42.82444°S 147.31750°E / -42.82444; 147.31750Coordinates: 42°49′28″S 147°19′3″E / 42.82444°S 147.31750°E / -42.82444; 147.31750
Postcode(s) 7017
LGA(s) City of Clarence
Federal Division(s) Franklin
Suburbs around Risdon:
(Bowen Bridge) Otago Risdon Cove
Derwent River Risdon Risdon Vale
Derwent River Geilston Bay

Risdon is a suburb of Hobart, capital city of Tasmania. It is west of Risdon Vale.

History[edit]

Risdon Post Office opened on 1 July 1864. It was named Gregson during 1911.[1]

It derives its name from Captain William Bellamy Risdon a naval officer.

Zinc works[edit]

Between 1916 and 1920 Electrolytic Zinc developed a zinc refinery, and also a suburb of housing of employees of EZ developed with the name of the works as the Risdon works and located in the Risdon suburb.

Currently the zinc works and former workers housing area [2] are found in the Lutana named area.[3]

Eucalyptus risdonii[edit]

Eucalyptus risdonii is native to this locatione emblem of Geilston Bay High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "RISDON ELECTROLYTIC ZINC WORKS.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954). Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 19 May 1919. p. 4. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  3. ^ http://mininglink.com.au/site/risdon-smelter History of the smelter and area