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Fingal, Tasmania

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Population  366 (2011 census)
Postcode(s)  7214
State electorate(s)  Lyons
Area  4.6 km²
Local time  Sunday 9:56 AM
Established  1827
LGA(s)  Break O'Day Council
Elevation  232 m
Postal code  7214
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Location  19 km (12 mi) W of St Marys 72 km (45 mi) E of Launceston 150 km (93 mi) NE of Hobart
Weather  15°C, Wind N at 8 km/h, 96% Humidity

Fingal /fɪŋˈɔːl/ is a small Australian town in Fingal Valley in the north-east of Tasmania, on the Esk Highway.

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Map of Fingal TAS 7214, Australia

History

The Fingal area was surveyed in 1824 by Roderic O'Connor and John Helder Wedge, and is believed to have been named after Fingal's Cave in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland rather than Fingal in Ireland. The town of Fingal came into existence in 1827 as a convict station, and experienced a boom when Van Diemen's Land's first payable gold was discovered in nearby Mangana.

Fingal Post Office opened on 1 June 1832.

References

Fingal, Tasmania Wikipedia


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