Otago, Tasmania

Otago, Tasmania
Otago Bay.jpg
Otago Bay and hulks including the Otago in the early 1950s
Postcode: 7017
Coordinates: 42°48′3″S 147°17′28″E / 42.80083°S 147.29111°E / -42.80083; 147.29111Coordinates: 42°48′3″S 147°17′28″E / 42.80083°S 147.29111°E / -42.80083; 147.29111
LGA: City of Clarence
Federal Division: Franklin
Suburbs around Otago:
Derwent River Old Beach
Derwent River Otago
(Bowen Bridge) Risdon

Otago is a suburb on the eastern shore of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. It is located on the shores of Otago Bay.

The area takes its name from the iron barque Otago, the only command of the author Joseph Conrad, which was dismantled at a shipbreaking establishment that operated at the bay (formerly known simply as part of Old Beach) between the 1920s and 1960s. The remains of the Otago (beached there in 1931) and a steel river steamer the Westralian (beached in 1937) can still be seen on the beach.

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