Australian Towns & Cities
Tasmania: Dover
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Dover is a pretty fishing village with beaches, rural scenery and farm produce. One of Tasmania's most southern towns, Dover sits at the head of Esperance Bay and overlooks the small islands of Faith, Hope and Charity.

Port Esperance post office opened on 6 February 1856 in this location and was renamed Dover in 1895. The town is a centre for apple orchards and fishing for salmon, abalone and crayfish. Its Atlantic salmon fish farm is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.


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Port Esperance:
View of Port Esperance at Dover, 2008.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census QuickStats

Last updated: 30-Nov-2019 23:26

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