Whitemark, Tasmania

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Whitemark
Tasmania
Whitemark is located in Tasmania
Whitemark
Whitemark
Coordinates 40°07′17″S 148°00′58″E / 40.12139°S 148.01611°E / -40.12139; 148.01611Coordinates: 40°07′17″S 148°00′58″E / 40.12139°S 148.01611°E / -40.12139; 148.01611
Population 598 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 7255
LGA(s) Flinders Council
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Bass
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
17.8 °C
64 °F
9.8 °C
50 °F
741.8 mm
29.2 in

Whitemark is the main settlement of Flinders Island, in the Australian state of Tasmania.

Buildings[edit]

Whitemark has a local pub, called the Flinders Island Interstate Hotel.[2] As well as a post office, a supermarket, a bakery, a petrol station, a mechanic, a library as well as small local produce businesses.

History[edit]

Whitemark Post Office opened around 1902.[3]

The Hydro Tasmania developed power supply for the settlement in the 1980s [4]

The local newspaper was the 'Island News' [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Whitemark (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  2. ^ Interstate Hotel http://www.interstatehotel.com.au/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Tasmania. Hydro-Electric Commission (1983), Whitemark Power Station, Flinders Island : draft environmental impact statement, The Commission, retrieved 3 April 2015 
  5. ^ Worsley, K. G (2004), Island news : 50 years serving the Furneaux Islands, 9th July 1954 to 9th July 2004, Committee of Island News, retrieved 3 April 2015