Rosebery, Tasmania

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
est =
pop = 1,032
elevation= 165
elevation_footnotes= [ [ Bureau of Meteorology] . Retrieved on 2007-11-14.]
maxtemp = 16.4
mintemp = 7.0
rainfall = 1952
stategov = Lyons
fedgov = Lyons
dist1 = 315
dir1 = NW
location1= Hobart
dist2 = 109
dir2 = S
location2= Burnie
dist3 = 55
dir3 = N
location3= Queenstown
dist4 = 25
dir4 = N
location4= Zeehan

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 Black and adjacent to the Pieman River now 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. [ [] ]

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 mining town. In the 1890s, gold, lead, zinc and copper were all discovered in the area. This lasted until the mine's closure in 1913. In 1927 the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company revived the mines, and today the mines are still running (owned and operated by Oz Minerals).Prior to the construction of the Murchison Highway in the 1960s, the town connected with Burnie and North West Tasmania via the Emu Bay Railway.

Notable residents

* Richard Flanagan - author, historian and film director

ee also

*West Coast Tasmania Mines
*West Coast Tasmania Railways


Further reading

*: 2003 edition - Queenstown: Municipality of Queenstown. :1949 edition - Hobart: Davies Brothers. OCLC|48825404; ASIN [ B000FMPZ80] :1924 edition - Queenstown: Mount Lyell Tourist Association. OCLC|35070001; ASIN [ B0008BM4XC]

External links

* [,36514&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Mineral Resources Tasmania - Zinifex Rosebery mine]
* [ Tourist information dated 2004]

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