Barnes Bay, Tasmania

Barnes Bay is both a geographical feature and a small township near the northern end of Bruny Island, Tasmania. During the early 19th century it was a centre for the firewood trade to Hobart and later the fruit industry, mostly apples and pears. It is now mostly a centre for the tourist industry and light grazing.

Barnes Bay Post Office opened on 20 October 1851 and closed in 1969 (though known as Kelly's Point from 1853 until 1906).[1]

During the 1919 influenza epidemic Barnes Bay was used as a quarantine location for putting infected passengers off ships [2]

References

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  2. ^ "TASMANIA". The Mercury. Hobart, Tasmania. 29 March 1919. p. 7. Retrieved 12 July 2012 – via National Library of Australia.