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Simpsons Bay

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Simpsons Bay is situated along a quiet "no through road" leading to Simpsons Point. Once the hub of the island in the 1950's, passengers often travelled to Hobart for a shopping day by passenger ferry from Simpsons Bay jetty, while cargo was unloaded daily and delivered to various parts of South Bruny. There was also boat building on the local shores and a shed for scallop splitting at the end of what was once a very long jetty - a boat ramp now marks the site. There was a bush hospital with nursing quarters, a school and a teachers's residence. A post office, telephone exchange and large boarding house were all at Simpsons Bay. There was even a wooden footbridge across the marshes to the isthmus (the "Neck" ) -still visible at low tide. For more historical detail and photographs pertaining to Simpsons Bay, see "A Tapestry of Bruny Island: Tales of Four Generations", by Karen Darby

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