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  • Port Sorell
    Tasmania
    Panatana-Rivulet-20070405-011.jpg
    Panatana Rivulet
    Port Sorell is located in Tasmania
    Port Sorell
    Port Sorell
    Coordinates 41°10′S 146°33′E / 41.167°S 146.550°E / -41.167; 146.550Coordinates: 41°10′S 146°33′E / 41.167°S 146.550°E / -41.167; 146.550
    Population 2,022 (2016 census)[1]
    Postcode(s) 7307
    Location
    LGA(s) Latrobe Council
    State electorate(s) Braddon
    Federal Division(s) Braddon

    Port Sorell is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. It is on the waterway of the same name, just off Bass Strait, 20 km east of Devonport and close to Shearwater and Hawley Beach. It borders the Rubicon Estuary, which has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because of its importance for waders, especially pied oystercatchers.[2]

    History

    The area was named Panatana by local Aborigines. The town was originally a fishing and sealing port named Burgess, however the name was officially changed to Port Sorell (after Governor Sorell) in 1822. The town could have been a lot larger than it is now, had it not been for bushfires, after which nearby Devonport grew to become a major port. At the 2016 census, Port Sorell had a population of 2,022.[1] Today Port Sorell is one of many popular holiday spots along the north coast of Tasmania.

    The first Port Sorell Post Office opened on 1 February 1845 and closed in 1863. The current office opened on 3 July 1944.[3]

    References

    1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Port Sorell (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
    2. ^ "IBA: Rubicon Estuary". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
    3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

    Media related to Port Sorell, Tasmania at Wikimedia Commons

    Further reading

    • Gardam, Faye. A History of Port Sorell 1844 - 1994. Port Sorell Sesquicentenary Committee: Latrobe, Tasmania. 1994.


    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Sorell,_Tasmania
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