Tunbridge, Tasmania

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Tunbridge is a town in the midlands of Tasmania, Australia that was originally a coaching stop on the Hobart to Launceston road, now known as the Midlands Highway. It was named after one of its three original coaching inns, the Tunbridge Wells, which in turn was named after Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England. At the 2006 census, Tunbridge had a population of 192.[1]

In its coaching heyday it had three coaching inns, the Tunbridge Wells Inn, the Victoria Inn and the York Inn. Each inn was associated with a different coaching company. The Tunbridge Wells serviced J. E. Cox Coaches, the Victoria Inn serviced Samuel Page Coaches and the York Inn serviced Alfred Burbury Coaches. Tunbridge Post Office opened on 17 March 1856.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tunbridge (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
An original Samuel Page coach, belonging to Samuel Page Coaches, on display in Tunbridge's Park

Coordinates: 42°08′S 147°26′E / 42.133°S 147.433°E / -42.133; 147.433