Tomahawk, Tasmania

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Tomahawk
Tasmania
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Tomahawk is just below the lower point on the right
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Tomahawk
Coordinates 40°52′S147°46′E / 40.867°S 147.767°E / -40.867; 147.767 Coordinates: 40°52′S147°46′E / 40.867°S 147.767°E / -40.867; 147.767
Population48 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 7262
Location
LGA(s) Dorset Council
Region North-east
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Bass
Localities around Tomahawk:
Waterhouse Bass Strait Boobyalla
Waterhouse Tomahawk Boobyalla
WaterhouseWaterhouse, BancaBoobyalla

Tomahawk is a rural locality in the local government area (LGA) of Dorset in the North-east LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 65 kilometres (40 mi) north-east of the town of Scottsdale. The 2016 census provides a population of 48 for the state suburb of Tomahawk. [1]

Contents

The town has a caravan park with a small shop. There is a boat ramp [2] and the area is known for its fishing. [3] [4]

History

Tomahawk was gazetted as a locality in 1965. Previous names were “Portland” (from 1845) and “Du Cane” (after Governor Charles Du Cane, until 1934) [5]

Geography

The waters of Ringarooma Bay, an inlet of Bass Strait , form most of the northern boundary. The Tomahawk River forms the south-western boundary before flowing through to the north. [6]

Road infrastructure

Route B82 (Waterhouse Road) passes through from west to east. Route C836 (Tomahawk Road) starts at an intersection with B82 and runs north-west to the village, where it ends. Route C840 (Banca Road) starts at an intersection with B82 and runs south until it exits. [5] [7]

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References

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