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Magra,New Norfolk, Derwent Valley.jpg
Magra area, looking north
Population 899 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 7140
LGA(s) Derwent Valley Council
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons

Magra is a locality in Tasmania, Australia. It is in the Derwent Valley a few kilometres north of New Norfolk. At the 2006 census, Magra had a population of 899.

Location and features

Magra is just over the hill from New Norfolk. It consists mainly of dwelling houses and farmland. Accommodation is also available as the area is popular with tourists. Notable features of Magra itself include the surrounding hills and the plantation of Lombardy Poplars. The site of the grave of Betty King, believed to be the first European white woman to set foot on Australian soil, is located in the vicinity of Magra.

Magra Post Office opened on 1 June 1911 and closed in 1968.

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