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Tasmania, Australia Portal

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  • Algernon Burdett Jones, Free 1835 (1810 - 1876)
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    Grave Inscription: In Fond Memory Grace Relict of Charles Dewhurst died 17/11/1902 aged 78 years Them that sleep in Jesus God will bring with himGrace was a convict on board the Rajah , arriving in Van...
  • Charles Blight (1813 - 1854)
    CHARLES BLIGHT Charles Blight was born in 1813 at Ruan Lanihorne, Cornwall, and baptised on 28 March 1813. His exact date of death is unknown but anecdotal evidence indicates he died about 1853 possibl...
  • Rebecca Lewis (1836 - 1929)
    Rebecca Buck arrived in Tasmania on 1st February 1857 on the Ambrosine.1851 Census:Name Rebecca BuckAge 14Estimated Year of Birth 1837Relationship to Head of Household DaughterOccupation ServantAd...

Welcome to the Tasmania, Australia Portal on Geni

This is a sub-project of the Australian Portal

This Tasmania Portal has been created to:

  • Link together existing Tasmania, Australia projects
  • Encourage new Tasmania, Australia projects to be created
  • Encourage collaboration between Tasmania-based Geni users, and Geni users worldwide who have Tasmania, Australia interests and connections
  • Promote and facilitate Tasmania, Australia genealogical research
  • Promote Tasmania, Australia, its people, cultures and traditions to the wider Geni community

Please join us!

About Tasmania

Tasmania, abbreviated TAS and known colloquially as Tassie, is an island state of Australia. It is located 240km to the south of the Australian continent, separated by the Bass Strait. Tasmania's area is 68,401 square kilometres.

The state capital city is Hobart.


The state is named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who made the first reported European sighting of the island on 24 November 1642. Tasman named the island "Anthony van Diemen's Land" after his sponsor Anthony van Diemen, the Governor of the Dutch East Indies. The name was later shortened to Van Diemen's Land by the British. It was officially renamed Tasmania in honour of its first European discoverer on 1 January 1856.

Tasmania was sometimes referred to as "Dervon", as mentioned in The Jerilderie Letter written by the notorious Australian bushranger Ned Kelly in 1879.

(do the town lists below serve any purpose? OK to be deleted?)

Hobart Suburbs

  • Acton Park
  • Austins Ferry
  • Battery Point
  • Bellerieve
  • Berriedale
  • Blackmans Bay
  • Bonnet Hill
  • Bridgewater
  • Brighton
  • Cambridge
  • Chigwell
  • Claremont
  • Clarendon Vale
  • Collinsvale
  • Derwent Park
  • Dodges Ferry
  • Dowsing Point
  • Dynnyrne
  • Fern Tree
  • Gagebrook
  • Geilston Bay
  • Glebe
  • Glenlusk
  • Glenorchy
  • Goodwood
  • Granton
  • Green Point
  • Hobart
  • Howden
  • Howrah
  • Huntingfield
  • Kingston
  • Kingston Beach
  • Lauderdale
  • Lenah Valley
  • Lindisfarne
  • Lutana
  • Midway Point
  • Montagu Bay
  • Montrose
  • Moonah
  • Mornington
  • Mount Nelson
  • Mount Rumney
  • Mount Stuart
  • New Town
  • North Hobart
  • Oakdowns
  • Old Beach
  • Otago
  • Ridgeway
  • Risdon
  • Risdon Vale
  • Roches Beach
  • Rokeby
  • Rose Bay
  • Rosetta
  • Rosny
  • Rosny Park
  • Sandy Bay
  • Sorell
  • South Hobart
  • Taroona
  • Tolman's Hill
  • Tranmere
  • Warrane
  • West Hobart
  • West Moonah

Tasmanian Towns


  • Abbotsham
  • Abels Bay
  • Aberdeen
  • Acacia Hills
  • Acton
  • Adventure Bay
  • Akaroa
  • Alberton
  • Albion Heights
  • Alcomie
  • Allens Rivulet
  • Alonnah
  • Ambleside
  • Andover
  • Ansons Bay
  • Antill Ponds
  • Apollo Bay
  • Apslawn
  • Apsley
  • Arthur River
  • Arthurs Lake
  • Avoca


Tasmanian Projects on Geni

Pioneers Settlement and Immigration

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Cemeteries and Graveyards


World War 1

Penal Colonies

Individual notable Tasmanians outside of existing projects




Tasmanian Research Resources

For Research Links for Australia - see Australian Portal

Colonial Resources

Australian Projects on Geni

Social and Chat

Australian State and Territory Portals