BEACONSFIELD, TASMANIA, a town of Devon county, Tasmania, on the river Tamar, 28 m. direct N.W. of Launceston. Pop. (1901) 2658. From its port at Beauty Point, 3 m. distant, with which it is connected by a steam tramway, communication is maintained with Georgetown and Launceston. It is the centre of the most important gold-field in the island.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)