World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Buckingham Land District, Tasmania

Article Id: WHEBN0028379505
Reproduction Date:

Title: Buckingham Land District, Tasmania  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Franklin Land District, Arthur Land District, Kent Land District, Tasmania, Monmouth Land District
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Buckingham Land District, Tasmania

Lands administrative divisions around Buckingham:
Lincoln Cumberland Monmouth
Franklin Buckingham Tasman Sea
Arthur Kent Tasman Sea

Buckingham Land District is one of the twenty land districts of Tasmania which are part of the Lands administrative divisions of Tasmania. It was formerly Buckingham County, one of the 18 counties of Tasmania and one of the first eleven proclaimed in 1836 and is bordered to the north by the River Derwent, and to the south by the Huon River. It includes Bruny Island. Hobart is located in the county. It was named after the then county of England.

An earlier Buckingham County existed from 24 September 1804 until 1813 as an administrative division whilst [2].

The original parishes

On 15 January 1836 George Arthur, the Lieutenant Governor of the Island of Van Diemen's Land proclaimed, via The Hobart Town Courier, the first counties and parishes to be surveyed in the colony.

The County of Buckingham, bounded on the north by the river Derwent from its confluence with river Florentine to the sea; on the west by the river Florentine to its source, and thence by a line to the source of the river Huon, and by that river to the sea. This county to include Bruni island, the Egg islands, Huon island, Garden island, Partridge island, Penguin island, Satellite island, Green island, Snake island, Arch island, Actaeon island, and all other islands in D'Entrecasteaux channel.


Hundreds and parishes proclaimed at this time were:

  • The hundred of New Norfolk
    • Anglesea parish
    • Uxbridge
    • New Norfolk
    • Wellington
  • The hundred of Rugby
    • Sutherland
    • Argyle
    • unnamed
    • unnamed
  • The hundred of Hobarton
    • Hobart parish
    • Glenorchy
    • Kingboro'
    • Queenboro'
  • The hundred of Bruni
    • Coningham
    • Bruni
    • D'Entrecasteaux
    • unnamed


The parishes are:

  • Anglesea[2]
  • Argyle[2]
  • Bagot
  • Bedford
  • Bethune
  • Buckingham
  • Camden
  • Champ
  • Conningham
  • Glenorchy
  • Hobart Town[3]
  • Kingborough
  • Longley
  • Lonna
  • Molesworth
  • Neena
  • New Norfolk[4]
  • North Bruny
  • Pedder[2]
  • Punna
  • Queenborough
  • Ranelagh
  • Rinadena
  • South Bruny
  • Sutherland
  • Throckmorton
  • Trinity[5]
  • Tyenna[6]
  • Uxbridge
  • Wellington


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.