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​The names of Tasmanian towns have changed over the years. 

This guide will help take the guesswork out of finding their locations and origins.

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Notes

Significant place name changes include:

  • Port Dalrymple - now George Town, site of first settlement in Northern Tasmania at the mouth of the Tamar River
  • Carnarvon - now and previous during the convict era Port Arthur
  • Clarence Plains - now Rokeby
  • Green Ponds - now Kempton
  • Horton - now Burnie or Circular Head
  • Macquarie Plains  - now Gretna​
  • Morven - now Evandale
  • Norfolk Plains - Longford
  • Penghana - now Queenstown
  • Victoria - now Huon District

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