Ranelagh, Tasmania

Ranelagh is a township in the Huon Valley of Tasmania, Australia. A satellite town of Huonville, which it is adjacent to, it is a former agricultural area and now a tourist town and residence for workers who commute to other areas for work. At the 2011 census, Ranelagh had 1,027 people.[1]

Ranelagh
Tasmania
Ranelagh Soldiers Memorial Hall, Wilmot Street.jpg
Ranelagh Soldiers Memorial Hall
Ranelagh is located in Tasmania
Ranelagh
Ranelagh
Coordinates43°01′S 147°02′E / 43.017°S 147.033°E / -43.017; 147.033Coordinates: 43°01′S 147°02′E / 43.017°S 147.033°E / -43.017; 147.033
Population1,027 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)7109
LGA(s)Huon Valley Council
Suburbs around Ranelagh:
Huonville Ranelagh

It is best known for the Ranelagh Showgrounds which host the annual Huon Show and Taste of the Huon events which are major tourism attractions for the Huon Valley.[2][3][4]

EtymologyEdit

Ranelagh previously shared the name Victoria with neighbouring Huonville. Huonville was renamed in 1891 when it was gazetted as a town.[5]

FeaturesEdit

Ranelagh is a semi-rural locality. The center are Marguerite and Wilmot Streets. Marguerite St includes the Ranelagh Soldiers' Memorial Hall opened in 1924,[6] Summer Kitchen Cafe, Ranelagh General Store and the Ranelagh Showgrounds on the corner of Marguerite and Ranelagh St.

Wilmot St holds the heritage-listed Clifton estate (previously Matilda's of Ranelgh)[7][8] St Marys of the Cross Catholic Church and St James Anglican Church and respective cemeteries.[9] Ranelagh also includes the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy winning Home Hill Winery[10] and Huon Bush Retreats.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census QuickStats: Ranelagh". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Taste of the Huon". Taste of the Huon. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Huon Show". Huon Show. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  4. ^ Bevin, Edith (10 March 2013). "Huon Valley looks to Taste benefits". ABC News (Australia). Abc.net.au. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  5. ^ "HUONVILLE". utas.edu.au. University of Tasmania. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  6. ^ "19 May 1924 - RANELAGH". National Library of Australia. 19 May 1924. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Clifton', the Tasmanian beauty that had Her Majesty the Queen visiting". Property Observer. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Matilda's of Ranelagh". Getaway.ninemsn.com.au. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Anglican Church in Tasmania - Parishes". Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Tasmanian winery running short of prize-winning pinot noir". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2 November 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015.

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