Balfour - TAS

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  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -41.264375 144.90762
DMS: 41º 15' 51.75" S 144º 54' 27.44" E
UTM: 55 G 5429783mN 324728mE
Altitude: 221.89m

Description

Place Type

Heritage - Historic Site

Location

269.39kms NorthWest of Hobart
383.05kms South of Melbourne

Address & Contact

7330
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Web: N/A

Information

Balfour is an isolated former mining town deep in the heart of the forests of north western Tasmania dating between 1902 to 1912. Prospecting and Mining was one of the biggest drawcards to the region for early settlers. The mine was abandoned before WWI, and the track does not appear to have been much used after the last major explorations in the 1940s. As the copper petered out and the town died.Interesting features at Balfour are the unique settlement, historic cemetery and old mine sites. Mt. Balfour Mine, a copper and tin mine, was one of the westernmost mines in Tasmania. Whilst 2 wheel drive vehicles have been known to make the drive to Balfour, 4WD is recommended, particularly if there are wet conditions.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Luncheon Hill (Forestry)
Distance from Balfour 24.09km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C21.021.218.715.613.011.110.611.312.314.717.418.5
Mean Min. °C10.510.89.68.16.95.64.95.15.45.97.78.6
Mean Rain mm79.154.485.8104.8152.6143.5182.6206.5177.2131.593.792.6

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