Upper Castra

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Upper Castra
Tasmania
Upper Castra is located in Tasmania
Upper Castra
Upper Castra
Coordinates 41°20′S 146°08′E / 41.333°S 146.133°E / -41.333; 146.133Coordinates: 41°20′S 146°08′E / 41.333°S 146.133°E / -41.333; 146.133
Postcode(s) 7315
Location
LGA(s) Central Coast Council
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon

Upper Castra is a small village outside Ulverstone in Tasmania. It is located in the Central Coast Council municipal area.

Etymology[edit]

The word castra is meant as "camp" in this context, and Upper Castra is so named because it is further inland from Castra.

Geography[edit]

Upper Castra is connected to the Coast by Castra Road, which goes through the villages of Sprent, Spalford, Abbotsham and connects to Main Road in Ulverstone. It is bounded on the east by the Wilmot River, to the south by Nietta and to the west by Preston and South Preston.

History[edit]

Castra Road Upper Post Office opened on 1 June 1890 and closed in 1974.[1]

Education[edit]

The two nearest primary schools are at Sprent and Wilmot and the nearest high school is Ulverstone High School. The Don College is the closest public college.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.