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Cressy

Tasmania, Australia



Cressy is located in Tasmania
Cressy
Population: 670 [1]
Postcode: 7302
Location:
LGA: Northern Midlands Council
State District: Lyons
Federal Division: Lyons


Cressy is a small town 35 kilometres (22 mi) south-west of Launceston, Tasmania. It came into existence in the 1850s to service the surrounding wheat farms. At the 2006 census, Cressy had a population of 670.[1] It is known as Tasmania's 'Trout capital' for the good fishing in the area. It is also home to an extensive agriculture research facility for the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research.

Cressy Post Office opened on 17 September 1856.[2]

Nearby towns include: Bishopsbourne, Bracknell, Liffey, Blackwood Creek, Poatina and Longford.

History[]

Cressy was established as the main center for the Cressy Company.[3] Cressy Company's first director Captain Bartholemew Boyle Thomas chose to name company after a war hero from the battle of 'Crecy' in the 14th Century who also happened to be his ancestor. The Cressy Company also known as the 'Cressy Establishment', was a large agricultural company which owned a significant portion of the Norfolk Plains. The first building in Cressy was The Cressy Hotel built in 1845 by William Brumby. Cressy became an official township in 1848. Brumby's Creek, the Weirs, the Macquarie Lake and the Liffey rivers serve as a popular trout fishing spot. The annual Tasmanian Trout Expo is hosted in Cressy.[4]

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