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View of coast of the township
|Population||135 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||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 town had a population of 135 in 2016. 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. Shore-based whaling took place at Southport in the 19th century.
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