Port Sorell

Description

<em>Port Sorell is a town on the north-west coast of <a href="?q=Tasmania">Tasmania</a>, Australia. It is on the waterway of the same name, just off Bass Strait, 20 km east of Devonport and close to Shearwater and Hawley Beach. It borders the Rubicon Estuary... The town was originally a fishing and sealing port named Burgess, however the name was officially changed to Port Sorell (after Governor Sorell) in 1822. The town could have been a lot larger than it is now, had it not been for bushfires, after which nearby Devonport grew to become a major port. At the 2006 census, Port Sorell had a population of 2,211... The first Port Sorell Post Office opened on 1 February 1845 and closed in 1863. The current office opened on 3 July 1944.</em> Source: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Sorell,_Tasmania">Wikipedia</a>