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Division Profile

  • Division name: Franklin
  • State: Tasmania
  • Name derivation: Named after Sir John Franklin 1786-1847, Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania 1837-43.
  • Size & Location description: Franklin covers an area of approximately 6 514 sq km from Old Beach in the north to Port Davey in the south and Seven Mile Beach in the east. The City of Clarence is in the division. Other major towns include Blackmans Bay, Cygnet, Dover, Franklin, Geeveston, Huonville, Kingston (part), Margate, Old Beach, Richmond and Snug, as well as Bruny Island.
  • Products/industries of the area: Apples, pears, small fruits, aquaculture, fishing, beef cattle, sheep, forestry, cottage industry, vineyards and tourism.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1903
  • Demographic rating Outer Metropolitan