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Quoiba is a residential and industrial suburb of Devonport, Tasmania, Australia located on the south western side of the Mersey River.

Quoiba
DevonportTasmania
Quoiba is located in Tasmania
Quoiba
Quoiba
Coordinates41°12′14″S 146°20′38″E / 41.20389°S 146.34389°E / -41.20389; 146.34389Coordinates: 41°12′14″S 146°20′38″E / 41.20389°S 146.34389°E / -41.20389; 146.34389
Population427 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)7310
LGA(s)City of Devonport
State electorate(s)Braddon
Federal Division(s)Braddon
Suburbs around Quoiba:
Stony Rise Miandetta Miandetta
Tugrah Quoiba Mersey river
Eugenana Spreyton Spreyton

The suburb contains an industrial area with cardboard manufacturers, a cannery, vegetable packaging site and livestock sale yards.

Quoiba livestock records have been held since 1919.[2]

The railway line from Devonport to nearby Spreyton closed in 1957 after the opening of the Station at Quoiba in 1956, previously Quoiba was just a sidling from 1942.

A Ovaltine factory was situated in Quoiba and the factory workers rode the train from 1942 from Devonport.

Vegetable processing facilities were built by Heinz in 1950,[3] these were later taken over by Simplot in 1995.

The Mersey Vale Lawn Cemetery (1968 onwards),[4] and Mersey Gardens Chapel is located in the suburb.

Horsehead creek runs through the suburb.

Kelcey Tier Green Belt lookout has great views over Devonport.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Quoiba (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018.  
  2. ^ "19/496 Quoiba - Stock Yards". LINC Tasmania Department of Education. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Companion to Tasmanian History". University of Tasmania. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ "LAUNCESTON CEMETERIES AND OTHER CEMETERY RECORDS" (PDF). LINC Tasmania Department of Education. Retrieved 18 April 2017.