Cooee, Tasmania facts for kids
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|Population||559 (2011 census)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
|• Summer (DST)||AEDT (UTC+11)|
|LGA(s)||City of Burnie|
Cooee is a small town on the north-west coast of Tasmania immediately west of Burnie, to which it is in effect a dormitory suburb. At the 2011 census, Cooee had a population of 559.
The Burnie GP Super Clinic is located in Cooee as well as a pharmacy and North West Pathology.
Cooee Creek Post Office opened on 1 April 1906 and was renamed Cooee in 1912.
During the 1970s it proudly promoted its "Golden Mile" of new and used car lots and service stations. One of Burnie's two State Schools is situated on its western edge.
The Cooee Bulldogs and Burnie Tigers joined the North Western Football Association in the 1940s. They merged in the 1980s and become the Burnie Hawks. They merged again in 1995 to become the Burnie Dockers In 2007 the merged club Burnie-Cooee was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame.
- Cooee Primary School
- Burnie High School Est. 1916
- Harold Dowling Games Record Holder – Cooee F.C. was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Joshua Thomas Hoskins Whitsitt – Politician MHR 1909–22
- Hon. Ron Cornish – Politician (Liberal); Former member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Braddon
- Bryan Green – Politician (ALP); Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for the Braddon
- Alastair Lynch – AFL football player for Fitzroy, the Brisbane Bears and Brisbane Lions
- Frank Neasey – Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania