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Maria Island Tasmania

1/ Maria Island is on the east coast of Tasmania. It has Darlington, the second largest convict settlement after Port Arthur. This was later a whaling station and many restored buildings remain. Maria Island also has a large enchanting national park with many native animals and birds including the endangered Tasmania Devil.

Darlington Maria Island Tasmania

2/ This is a view of Darlington the old convict town. Many of its buildings have been restored, giving the town a very historic look. Animals and birds wander around the deserted buildings.

Maria Island Tasmania

3/ Near Darlington are the ruins of the old whaling station.

Maria Island

3/ These cottages were once the homes of the free settlers of Darlington.

Maria Island Tasmania

4/ This barracks once held the British garrison of Maria Island.

Maria Island Tasmania

5/ The Commissionary store was once the most important place on the Island. Note the Cape Barren Geese in front. They are profuse all over the Island.

Maria Island Tasmania

6/ A lonely historic barn is graced with a divine rainbow. Maria Island really is an enchanting place.

Maria Island Tasmania

7/ Maria Island is a wild life haven. Once these Cape Barron Geese were eaten by the settlers.

Maria Island Tasmania

9/ Wombats are also common on the Island, but you have to look hard to find them.

Maria Island Tasmania

10/ Kangaroos blend into the background. You often only notice them when they move.

Maria Island Tasmania

11/ The cemetery had some interesting stories to tell.

Maria Island Tasmania

12/ This grave of a maori may be of historic significance.

Maria Island Tasmania

13/ This photo is looking towards the famous painted cliffs. You have to be lucky to have the tide and sun in your favour to take good photos of them.

Maria Island Tasmania

14/ Sunset over Maria exemplifies the serenity that make the Island an enchanting place to visit.

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