Latrobe

Description

<em>Latrobe is a town in northern <a href="?q=Tasmania">Tasmania</a>, Australia on the Mersey River. It is 8 km south-east of Devonport on the Bass Highway. It is the main centre of the Latrobe Council. At the 2006 census, Latrobe had a population of 2,843. The area was first settled by B. B. Thomas in 1826 and, in 1861, the settlement was named for Charles Joseph Latrobe (1801-1875), the administrator of the colony of Tasmania. La Trobe Post Office opened on 31 August 1860 and was renamed Latrobe in 1873.</em> Source: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latrobe,_Tasmania">Wikipedia</a>

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