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Otago Bay.jpg
Otago Bay and hulks including the Otago in the early 1950s
Population: 556
Postcode: 7017
LGA: City of Clarence
Federal Division: Franklin
Suburbs around Otago:
River Derwent Old Beach
River Derwent Otago
(Bowen Bridge) Risdon

Otago is a suburb on the eastern shore of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. It is located on the shores of Otago Bay. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 556.

The area takes its name from the iron barque Otago, the only command of the author Joseph Conrad, which was dismantled at a shipbreaking establishment that operated at the bay (formerly known simply as part of Old Beach) between the 1920s and 1960s. The remains of the Otago (beached there in 1931) and a steel river steamer the Westralian (beached in 1937) can still be seen on the beach.

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