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

Located on Tasmania's north coast and on the eastern bank of the River Tamar, George Town was named after King George III, and is one of the older European settlements in Australia, dating back to 1804 and beat settlement of Launceston by two years.

A number of landmarks and attractions surround George Town including Mount George and its lookout, Tamar Valley Semaphore, Low Head (featuring a lighthouse and also a convict built pilot station), and the striking Batman Bridge, which links George Town area to towns along the western shore of the Tamar River. There's also a number of museums and a thriving arts community.

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George Town CBD:
Corner of Macquarie St and Bathurst St, 2008.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

Stonequarry Bay:
View of Stonequarry Bay at George Town, 2008.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

George Town:
View of River Tamar and George Town from the Mt George Lookout to the east of town, 2008.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census QuickStats

Last updated: 01-Dec-2019 10:57

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