Spreyton, Tasmania

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Spreyton
DevonportTasmania
Spreyton BigApple.jpg
The Big Apple
Spreyton is located in Tasmania
Spreyton
Spreyton
Coordinates 41°13′S 146°21′E / 41.217°S 146.350°E / -41.217; 146.350Coordinates: 41°13′S 146°21′E / 41.217°S 146.350°E / -41.217; 146.350
Population 934 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7310
Location
LGA(s) City of Devonport
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon
Suburbs around Spreyton:
Stony Rise Quoiba Mersey river
Tugrah Spreyton Mersey river
Eugenana

Spreyton is a small town just south of Devonport, Tasmania, Australia, but a suburb of the city. At the 2006 census, Spreyton had a population of 934.[1] Spreyton is home to the fourth-generation family run business Spreyton Fresh. Spreyton Fresh have had apple orchards in Spreyton since 1908 and in 1997 due to the downturn in juice apple prices have been producing a premium fresh apple juice.[2]

In 2012, Spreyton became home to the Spreyton Cider Company. A craft cider company producing a range of premium, hand crafted cider in the region.

Spreyton Post Office opened on 19 February 1883.[3]

Sports[edit]

The Devonport Cup a horse race is held annually in January at the Spreyton racecourse.

The Spreyton Football Club, an Australian Rules club, compete in the North Western Football Association play on Maidstone Park.

The Devonport Golf Club at Woodrising Golf Course has previously held the Tasmanian Open Golf Championships. The course was designed by Vern Morcom, who was also responsible for the Royal Hobart Golf Course

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Spreyton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  2. ^ Spreyton Fresh. "Spreyton Fresh". Spreyton Fresh Pty Ltd. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.