Lady Barron, Tasmania

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Lady Barron is a small settlement on the southern end of Flinders Island, in the Australian state of Tasmania.

Lady Barron
Tasmania
Lady Barron is located in Tasmania
Lady Barron
Lady Barron
Coordinates40°12′45″S 148°14′30″E / 40.21250°S 148.24167°E / -40.21250; 148.24167Coordinates: 40°12′45″S 148°14′30″E / 40.21250°S 148.24167°E / -40.21250; 148.24167
Population158 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)7255
LGA(s)Flinders Council
State electorate(s)Bass
Federal Division(s)Bass

It is the second largest town on Flinders Island, after Whitemark.

The town has a small airport and a ferry terminal for the Bridport to Flinders Island ferry service. It appears to have been named for Clara, wife of Major General Sir Harry Barron, who was Governor of Tasmania from 1909 to 1913. The Barrons married in 1877 and had a daughter.

LifeEdit

In the 2006 census, Lady Barron recorded a population of 264 people.

Facilities include a post office/general store, a hotel/tavern and a church

The town's seafront has a sheltered aspect with views across to Vansittart Island, Little Dog Island, Great Dog Island, Little Green Island and Cape Barren Island. .

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lady Barron (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 January 2014.