- Rosebery, Tasmania
Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Rosebery
state = tas
caption = Above-ground workings at the Rosebery mine
lga = West Coast Council
postcode = 7470
pop = 1,032
elevation_footnotes= [ [http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_097073.shtml Bureau of Meteorology] . Retrieved on
maxtemp = 16.4
mintemp = 7.0
rainfall = 1952
stategov = Lyons
fedgov = Lyons
dist1 = 315
dir1 = NW
dist2 = 109
dir2 = S
dist3 = 55
dir3 = N
dist4 = 25
dir4 = N
Rosebery (coord|41|46|S|145|32|E|region:AU-TAS_type:city) is a town on the west coast of
Tasmania, Australia. It is situated at the northern end of the West Coast Range, in the shadow of Mount Blackand adjacent to the Pieman Rivernow Lake Pieman.
It lies on the
Murchison Highway, 25 kilometres north east of Zeehan and is part of the Municipality of West Coast Council. At the 2006 census, Rosebury had a population of 1,032.Census 2006 AUS|id=UCL614200 |name=Rosebery (Urban Centre/Locality)|accessdate=2007-11-14|quick=on]
The population of Rosebery declined by 22% in the years between 1996-2001. [ [http://www.rpdc.tas.gov.au/soer/indicator/55/index.php] ]
Its newer western area on the shore of Lake Pieman is known as Primrose.
Its postcode is 7470.
Mining and railways
Like most of the west coast, Rosebery is a
miningtown. In the 1890s, gold, lead, zincand copperwere all discovered in the area. This lasted until the mine's closure in 1913. In 1927 the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Companyrevived the mines, and today the mines are still running (owned and operated by Oz Minerals).Prior to the construction of the Murchison Highwayin the 1960s, the town connected with Burnie and North West Tasmania via the Emu Bay Railway.
Richard Flanagan- author, historian and film director
West Coast Tasmania Mines
West Coast Tasmania Railways
*: 2003 edition - Queenstown: Municipality of Queenstown. :1949 edition - Hobart: Davies Brothers. OCLC|48825404;
ASIN[http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FMPZ80 B000FMPZ80] :1924 edition - Queenstown: Mount Lyell Tourist Association. OCLC|35070001; ASIN[http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0008BM4XC B0008BM4XC]
* [http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/portal/page?_pageid=33,36514&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Mineral Resources Tasmania - Zinifex Rosebery mine]
* [http://www.smh.com.au/news/Tasmania/Rosebery/2005/02/17/1108500205927.html Tourist information dated 2004]
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