Grassy, Tasmania

Grassy is a rural locality in the local government area (LGA) of King Island in the north-west and west LGA region of Tasmania. It is about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-east of the town of Currie. The 2016 census provides a population of 139 for the state suburb of Grassy.[1] It was a tungsten mining town. Evidence of this can still be found in the small town. The highest population of Grassy was 767 in 1971.

Grassy
Tasmania
Grassy is located in Tasmania
Grassy
Grassy
Coordinates40°03′S 144°03′E / 40.050°S 144.050°E / -40.050; 144.050Coordinates: 40°03′S 144°03′E / 40.050°S 144.050°E / -40.050; 144.050
Population139 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)7256
Location25 km (16 mi) SE of Currie
LGA(s)King Island
RegionNorth-west and west
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal division(s)Braddon
Localities around Grassy:
Lymwood Yarra Creek Yarra Creek
Lymwood Grassy Bass Strait
Lymwood Lymwood Bass Strait

HistoryEdit

Grassy is a confirmed locality.[2]

Grassy Post Office first opened on 11 March 1918 and closed in 1991.[3]

GeographyEdit

The waters of Bass Strait form the eastern and south-eastern boundaries.[4]

Road infrastructureEdit

Route B25 (Grassy Road) provides access to the locality.[2][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2016 Census Quick Stats Grassy (Tas.)". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Placenames Tasmania – Grassy". Placenames Tasmania. Retrieved 16 January 2021. Select “Search”, enter 14E, click “Search”, select row, map is displayed, click “Details”
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  4. ^ Google (16 January 2021). "Grassy, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Tasmanian Road Route Codes" (PDF). Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment. May 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2021.