Burnie


Burnie

      city and port, northern Tasmania, Australia. Burnie is situated on Emu Bay at the mouth of the Emu River. Established in the late 1820s by the Van Diemen's Land Company as Emu Bay Settlement, the settlement was renamed to honour a company director, William Burnie, and was declared a town in 1866. In the 1870s it served as the outport for the tin mine at Mount Bischoff; it was the centre of a municipality from 1907 and was designated a city in 1988. Burnie lies on the Bass Highway to Launceston (92 miles [148 km] east) at the junction of the main western and west coast rail lines. Somerset adjoins Burnie to the west. Burnie is a key commercial centre for the important region of northwestern Tasmania. Its deepwater harbour, the facilities of which were enlarged in the 1960s after the completion of the West Coast Outlet Road, handles containerized cargo, copper, lead, zinc, and tin concentrates and the cereals, potatoes, and livestock produced in the area. Other later 20th-century industries included the manufacture of pulp, paper, hardboard, and titanium-oxide pigments. Much of this activity declined in the 1990s, however, provoking worker strikes and demonstrations. The city hosts a New Year's Day sports carnival, one of the largest of its kind in Australia. Pop. (2001) urban centre, 19,134.

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