Exeter, Tasmania facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsExeter
West Tamar Highway at Exeter
|Population||633 (2016 census)|
|• Density||198/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Area||3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
|• Summer (DST)||AEDT (UTC+11)|
|LGA(s)||West Tamar Council|
Exeter is a small town approximately 24 kilometres north of the city of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. At the 2016 census, Exeter had a population of 633.
It is an important town agriculturally due to its positioning in the centre of a large rural area known for its orchards, dairy and beef cattle, fruit produce and sheep herds.
The Exeter Methodist Church is a timber building that was completed in 1861, being the oldest Methodist Church in Tasmania. Brady's Lookout is 5 km (3 mi) south of Exeter on the West Tamar Highway. It was used by the infamous bushranger Matthew Brady to identify potential victims below.
Exeter High School is a comprehensive secondary school located on Glen-Ard-Mohr Road. It was established in 1985, following a reorganisation of the earlier Exeter District School.