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

Rosebery is a zinc, lead and gold mining town in western Tasmania. European settlement took place when gold was discovered in 1893. Rosebery was named after the Rosebery Gold Mining Company which was named after Archibald Primrose, the 5th Earl of Rosebery who was Prime Minister of Britain in 1894-1895. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the area was the home to the Peerapper Aboriginal language group for tens of thousands of years.

Apart from mining operations, tourism also plays a role in the town's economy, with Montezuma Falls nearby, which are the highest falls in Tasmania, a number of mountains are also close by as well, such as Mt Read (1588 m ASL). Mt Murchison (1275 m ASL) and Mt Farrell (712 m ASL).

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View over Rosebery:
View of surrounding mountains and Rosebery, 2008.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

Rosebery Town Centre:
Agnes St (Murchison Hwy (A10)) in Rosebery, 2008.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census QuickStats

Last updated: 01 Dec 2019 18:01

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