Copping, Tasmania

Copping is a small township and agricultural district in the south-east of Tasmania between Dunalley and Sorell. Part of the Bream Creek district, it was named after Captain Richard Copping, who purchased a property here from George Moore in 1860 upon which he settled three of his half-brothers as tenant farmers. Captain Copping established his own property Rochford Hall nearby at Kellevie.

Copping gained some notoriety when it was revealed that, Martin Bryant lived there for a number of years in the 1980's.].


  • Walker, Ian Tall Ships and Cannibals - The Story of Captain Richard Copping of Hobart Town. 2006, Hobart, Tasmania: Navarine Publishing.

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