Parattah

Description

Parattah is a small township in Tasmania, located about 6 kilometres (4 mi) southeast of the town of Oatlands. At the 2006 census, Parattah had a population of 105. While not populated as such, the area is home to about 30 families, and contains a farmhouse which was once home to Hudson Fysh, one of the founders of Qantas, and a historic railway station. Parattah was once known as Parattah Junction due to the former Oatlands Railway which branched off towards Oatlands from this area. A few abandoned sidings, as well as a short track for reversing the direction of locomotives and a large industrial loading crane are still on site and easily accessible from the road. A local organisation is attempting to restore the railway which once ran through the district... The first post office serving the township opened 1 June 1879 and was named Oatlands Station; the post office was renamed Parattah with effect from 1 January 1882 and was located at the railway station until 8 January 1914. Source: Wikipedia