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Waratah is a town in Western Tasmania adjacent to Savage River National Park. It was constructed to support a tin mine at Mount Bischoff. The town is built at the top of a waterfall, and water was diverted from the stream to provide water for mine sluicing and processing. At the 2006 census, Waratah had a population of 227.[1] It was also the first town in Australia to have electric street lights in 1886.

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  • Population: 227
  • State electorate(s): Braddon
  • Federal Division(s): Braddon
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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