New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, inside the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. At the 2011 census, New Norfolk had a populace of 5,543. Situated 32 kilometres north-west of Hobart on the Lyell Highway, New Norfolk is a present day Australian nearby centre which keeps proof of its pioneer background. Two examples of this heritage are Tasmania's oldest Anglican church, St. Matthews and one in every of Australia's oldest hotels, The Bush Inn, buying and selling continuously inside the identical constructing because problem of the primary licence on 29 September 1825. Many private houses from the 1820s have additionally survived, inclusive of Glen Derwent, Valleyfield, and Woodbridge.
Approximately 163 of the pioneers who settled around the metropolis have been from the 554 folks resettled whilst the primary Norfolk Island settlement was closed, maximum arriving for the duration of the duration among 29 November 1807 and 2 October 1808. These Norfolk Islanders were mainly farming households, who had been supplied land grants in Tasmania as reimbursement for their relocation. The climate turned into colder than sub-tropical Norfolk Island, which proved a mission for the hardy pioneers at some point of the first few years, but sooner or later the district became self-helping. In 1825 the authentic call of the town, Elizabeth Town, become changed to New Norfolk in honour in their former home.