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Kingston, Tasmania

Australian Place
Postcode7050, 7051
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Kingston is a township and region on the outskirts of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Nestled 15 km south of the city between and around several hills, Kingston is the council seat of its wider municipality, the Kingborough Council, and today serves as the gateway between Hobart and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel region, which meets the Derwent River nearby. It one of the fastest growing regions in Tasmania.

Although the Kingston-Blackmans Bay region is statistically classed as a separate urban area to Hobart, Kingston is part of the Greater Hobart area. This is in part possibly due to the continuous urbanisation along the river front, its significant size, and the high number of Kingston residents working in the CBD of Hobart.

In 1804, the botanist Robert Brown visited the area. Browns River, that runs from Mount Wellington to Kingston Beach is named after him. The area was settled in 1808 by Thomas Lucas and his family, who were evacuated from Norfolk Island, and quickly the land became actively used by many pioneers who spread out to form the beginnings of Kingston’s localities today. In its early years, the area was also named after Brown, but when the population grew and a commercial district was established, Kingston was proclaimed a township in 1851.

The Kingston region comprises many suburban estates, including Blackmans Bay and Kingston Beach. While the town is almost commercially sustainable on its own, most of the population work in the city but enjoy living in a quieter environment only a short drive away.

Kingston has close ties with the Dutch community, where after 1950 many post-war immigrants moved to an area they called ‘Little Groningen’ (today Firthside); Kingborough is sister city of Grootegast, in the Netherlands.

Kingston is home to six schools, a large sporting complex and a golf course, the headquarters of the Australian Antarctic Division, and two major shopping centres, Kingston Town Shopping Centre and Channel Court Shopping Centre. The newest shopping centre complex opened in 2008 its new name is, Kingston Plaza, which was built over the existing Coles supermarket site, comprising a new one and 15 other shops.

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Kugatsu Judo Club, southern Tasmania,Hobart and Kingston beginers and inter-club/ interstate/ international visitors welcome.(we especially love having BJJ visitors!)
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Dawn at Kingston Beach, Tasmania, Australia. A video response to DeliriumReal's Winter sunrise.
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An early morning paddle in a Valley Rapier 20 kayak, Kingston, Tasmania
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Kingston Beach (TAS) esplanade on a sunday afternoon.
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2 rookie B14 sailors enjoy a day on the River Derwent at Kingston Beach Sailing Club in Tasmania and learn what happens when you let go of the tiller - you swim! Action captured on headcam.
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Kingston beach Tasmania Pentax k20D burst mode lots of photos taken and put together to make a movie sony vegas pro - editer
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Fall Sunrise at Kingston Beach, Tasmania, Australia. Includes an unknown fisherman that looks funny due the time lapse effect of 30x applied to the main clip. Background music by Kevin McLeod
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Fall Sunrise at Kingston Beach, Tasmania, Australia. Mild time lapse (10X) applied to the main film clip to make it 1 minute long. Background music by Kevin McLeod
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Kingston Beach comes alive on Australia Day, 26 January, 2011 when over 10000 people will head to the annual "A Day on the Beach" celebration. This FREE community event, now in its fourth year, celebrates all things Aussie including; The Chemmart sandcastle competition, a tug of war, Cricket Tasmania beach cricket, beach volleyball, gymnastics and soccer which all took the sand by storm, while ocean swimmers, kayaks, yachts and boats bobbed on the water.
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This immaculate 2 bedroom villa unit is situated in a highly sought after area minutes from Kingston's many shops and services. Freshly decorated throughout including carpets and blinds + more. A better presented or fastidiously maintained unit at this price point and location would be most difficult to find! Nothing to do but move in and enjoy. Better be quick...
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Tasmania Mercury--Segway -Tasmania- owner Mike O'Halloran recently introduced the machines to -Tasmania-, with the purchase of nine of the two-wheeled devices, at $11000 each. He runs regular small group tours at Tahune Airwalk, The Lea at -Kingston- - Date : Sun, 15 May 2011 23:03:26 GMT+00:00
Extreme success in focus - Tasmania Mercury Tweet this news
Tasmania Mercury--To mark the opening of Antarctic Centennial Year celebrations in -Tasmania-, the winners of the Extreme Environment Photographic Competition were announced yesterday. Rob Kilpatrick, 31, of Dynnyrne, won the $2000 Wayne Papps Prize for a - Date : Sun, 15 May 2011 22:43:22 GMT+00:00
NBN is streets ahead - Tasmania Mercury Tweet this news
Tasmania Mercury---...- most thought it beneficial and were happy with the price. The next seven areas in -Tasmania- to receive the "fibre-to-the-home" service will be Deloraine, -Kingston- Beach, George Town, Sorell, South Hobart, St He - Date : Fri, 20 May 2011 00:35:58 GMT+00:00
Hunt for mayday hoaxer - Tweet this news are still looking for the hoax caller who prompted an air, land and sea search in southern -Tasmania- last month. The search was instigated after police received a mayday call at 9am on April 27 by a man claiming to be a lone fis - Date : Thu, 12 May 2011 00:26:49 GMT+00:00
Reprieve for drop-in centre - Tasmania Mercury Tweet this news
Tasmania Mercury--Ms Giddings visited the centre yesterday where she came face-to-face with some of -Tasmania's- most vulnerable people, who say they will have nowhere to go when the facility closes. -Kingston- resident Sharon Forster, who has a ment - Date : Thu, 19 May 2011 23:07:02 GMT+00:00
Nailing down darkest secrets - Tasmania Mercury Tweet this news
Tasmania Mercury--By the end of the Ten Days festival, Berlyn expects to have 1000 -Tasmanian- secrets to add to the 6000 secrets he has amassed in the three years since he started the show. Some secrets are lighthearted and fun, some are serious and some - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:12:19 GMT+00:00
Zoltin home to visit with 'mum' - Tasmania Mercury Tweet this news
Tasmania Mercury--During the visit, Zoltin has re-lived some of the pursuits he enjoyed as a puppy in -Tasmania-, including exploring the bush around -Kingston- and playing in the snow on Mt Wellington. Ms Estreich said it was rare for puppy raisers to be - Date : Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:15:32 GMT+00:00
Harwood and Dowling grab lead - PGA of Australia Tweet this news
PGA of Australia--Victorians Michael Harwood and Greg Dowling share the lead following the first round of the 2011 Finance Brokers of -Tasmania- Senior Open at -Kingston- Beach ... - Date : Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:18:16 GMT+00:00
House price up but sales sag - Tasmania Mercury Tweet this news
Tasmania Mercury--Real Estate Institute of -Tasmania- figures showed a 0.7 per increase in Hobart's median house price for the quarter to $382500, its highest. ... - Date : Tue, 01 Feb 2011 22:22:27 GMT+00:00
Aged care provider firm on pay offer - ABC Local Tweet this news
ABC Local--The aged care provider at the centre of an industrial dispute in -Tasmania- insists it has offered the best pay deal possible. Staff at OneCare began stop ... - Date : Wed, 26 Jan 2011 02:04:50 GMT+00:00

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