Larrikin indie takes on big parties in bellwether Bass: @ijb59 reports

View Larger Map Seat Profile for Bass By Ian Bell 23 July 2013 The seat of Bass in North East Tasmania is home to some 140,000 people, the greater number of whom reside in Launceston, a picturesque city nestled in the Tamar Valley. The city is bisected by the Tamar River along which lies a residential growth corridor to the West as far as the suburb of Legana and along the East to the Municipality of Georgetown, home to an aluminium smelter, a port and a failed pulp mill project. Named after Dr George Bass (1771–1803), a naval surgeon, early settler and explorer, the electorate also takes in the towns of […]