Deddington lies 200 km roughly north of the capital Hobart, Tasmania (see maps). The nearest large city is Launceston some 40 odd km. away and other British-sounding names scatter the countryside, St Leonards, Epping, Bracknell, Upper Blessington, and Bridgenorth.
At one time there were great plans for a town to be established here. The maximum population at Deddington would have been approximately 250 at the end of the nineteenth century. The present population is now less than one hundred.
This page and those linked from it are dedicated to Deddington, Tasmania; it is a joint project between the communities of Deddington, Oxfordshire in England and Deddington, Tasmania. Deddington OnLine is grateful for the co-operation and permissions to reproduce material given by: Terence Talbot and the community of Deddington Tasmania, Mrs. Maureen Maddock of Evandale Tasmania, The State Library of Tasmania, and The Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery.
As far as we are aware, there are only two places in the world called Deddington. One is in Oxfordshire, England; the other is in Tasmania. If you know another, please email us.
This page and those linked from it are dedicated to Deddington, Tasmania; it is a joint project between the communities of Deddington, Oxfordshire in England and Deddington, Tasmania. Principal sources of information are local historians, Terence Talbot of Deddington Tasmania and Mrs Maureen Maddock of Evandale, Tasmania to whom our grateful thanks. Additional photos by Paul Herring from England.