Beauty Point is a small town originally established as the first deep water port on the Tamar River. The town was set up as a port to service the nearby gold mine town of Beaconsfield. After the gold rush ended, it became a centre for the export of apples.
In the town's early history, it was a significant mining district, and because it is situated on Port Dalrymple (the mouth of the Tamar River) opposite from George Town, Beauty Point became a hub of marine activity. These days the town lies in the heart of a rich sheep, cattle and vine-growing district. Even so, the town's port facilities form the heart of the present-day economic life. Beauty Point is also a major fishing town.
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View of Tamar River from Beauty Point, 2008.
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1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census QuickStats
Last updated: 30-Nov-2019 21:27
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