Magra, Tasmania

Magra is a locality in Tasmania, Australia. It is in the Derwent Valley a few kilometres north of New Norfolk. At the 2006 census, Magra had a population of 899.[1]

Location and features

Magra is just over the hill from New Norfolk. It consists mainly of dwelling houses and farmland. Accommodation is also available as the area is popular with tourists. Notable features of Magra itself include the surrounding hills and the plantation of Lombardy Poplars. The site of the grave of Betty King, believed to be the first European white woman to set foot on Australian soil, is located in the vicinity of Magra.[2]

Magra Post Office opened on 1 June 1911 and closed in 1968.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). “Magra (State Suburb)”. 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.newnorfolk.org/%7ebetty_king/
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. “Post Office List”. Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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