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]

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

Etymology

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

Features

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.

References

  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.