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View of coast of the township
Location in Tasmania
Population: 372
Established: 1837
LGA: Huon Valley Council

Southport is a small township in far south Tasmania, the most southern township in Australia (Cockle Creek is located further south, but it is not a gazetted town). The suburb of Southport had a population of 372 in 2011. It was settled in 1837 and grew to be the largest town south of Hobart; but a declining shipping industry slowly led to the town's shrinking population, and much of it has been destroyed by fire.

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