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Buckland
Tasmania
Buckland aerial1.jpg
Aerial view of Buckland from the west
Population 179 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 7190
Location 25 km (16 mi) SW of Triabunna
LGA(s) Glamorgan–Spring Bay
Region South-east
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons
Localities around Buckland:
Swanston Swanston Little Swanport
Swanston, Stonehenge, Woodsdale, Levendale, Runnymede Buckland Triabunna, Orford, Rheban, Little Swanport
Pawleena Nugent, Kellevie Bream Creek

Buckland is a rural locality in the local government area (LGA) of Glamorgan–Spring Bay in the South-east LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south-west of the town of Triabunna. The 2016 census has a population of 179 for the state suburb of Buckland. It is a village on the Tasman Highway in Tasmania, Australia. It contains a historic church, St John the Baptist church.

History

The area around Buckland was originally settled around 1820. It was called the Prosser Plains as it was near the Prosser River. The oldest remaining house dates from 1826, and is called Woodsden. The village was renamed Buckland by the then governor, John Franklin in 1846, gaining its name from William Buckland the Dean of Westminster. The Buckland hotel was built in 1845.

Prosser's Plains Post Office opened on 19 October 1838, was renamed Buckland around 1884 and closed in 1981.

The St John the Baptist Church foundation stone was laid on 22 August 1846 by Fitzherbert Adams Marriott the arch deacon of Hobart. The foundation stone has an inscription that reads: "That God may in this place be glorified, and the prayers and praises of the faithful continually offered until Christ shall come again". However the inscription is now on the inside of the wall.

On 19 June 2007 black ice caused numerous vehicle accidents in the Buckland area.

The Buckland timber mill operated from 1948 till 1981.

  • Parish of Buckland Tasmania : Church of St. John the Baptist : history of church and window booklet from 1973
  • Buckland Soil Map from Tasmanian Department of Primary Industry Water and Environment [1] Hobart 2000
  • Louisa A. Meredith Buckland Church & Parsonage, Prosser's Vale print from Our island home : a Tasmanian sketchbook J. Walch & Sons Hobart 1879 [2]
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