Woodbridge, Tasmania

Woodbridge is a town in southern Tasmania, Australia 38 kilometres (24 mi) south of the state capital, Hobart. Originally named Peppermint Bay, it is located on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.[2] First European settlement was in 1847[3]. Peppermint Bay Post Office opened on May 15, 1854 and the town was renamed Woodbridge in 1881.[4] At the 2006 census, Woodbridge had a population of 271.[1]

The house at Peppermint Bay where Lily Poulett-Harris grew up. It was formerly a hotel but was purchased by her father and converted into a homestead in 1885.
Coordinates43°10′S 147°14′E
Population271 (2006 census)[1]
LGA(s)Kingborough Council
State electorate(s)Franklin
Federal Division(s)Franklin

Notable residents


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Woodbridge (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2007.
  2. "Woodbridge". Discover Tasmania. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. "History". Kingborough Council.
  4. Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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