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  • RICHMOND
  • The Jail
  • Old Hobart Town Model
  • Colebrook
  • Campania

 

Richmond Bridge

1/ Richmond is in south east Tasmania. It is just north of HOBART. Richmond is one of the best preserved, historic towns in Tasmania. Its bridge is one of the oldest.

Richmond

2/ A close up view of the Richmond Bridge showing the fine stone masonry of its convict builders.

Richmond

3/ The plaque proclaims that this Richmond Bridge is one of the oldest in Australia.

Richmond

4/ Two of the many well preserved Georgian cottages in Wellington Street, Richmond.

Richmond

5/ The view from the Richmond Bridge to the west shows a still extant Georgian town.

Richmond

6/ Another view of Bridge Street looking into the heart of the old Richmond.

Richmond

7/ St John's Catholic Church is position on a hill just outside Richmond. It was normal in a Protestant country for the Catholic church to be located outside the town.

Richmond Tasmania

8/ The front view inside St John's showing Catholic statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ.

Richmond Tasmania

9/ The view to the rear of St John's. The paintings are classic Catholic decore of the 19th Century.

Richmond Tasmania

10/ The Congregational Church in Bridge Street, Richmond is quite small by comparison.

 

Richmond Jail Tasmania

1/ The walls of Richmond Jail are still quite forbidding and behind them lies a real historic experience.

Richmond Tasmania

2/ The entrance into the Richmond Jail. Even today it felt sad to walk through this door.

Richmond Tasmania

3/ This list gives you some idea of how harsh the punishments for convicts really were.

Richmond Tasmania

4/ The internal court yard of Richmond Jail, where confined prisoners were given their daily exercise.

Richmond Tasmania

5/ A jail door looking into the internal exercise yard of Richmond Jail. The corridors were dark and forbidding.

Richmond Tasmania

6/ This is the sad view that thousands of convicts saw during their long periods of incarceration at Richmond Jail.

 

Richmond Old Hobart Town Model

1/ Old Hobart Town is a large model, which shows what Hobart looked like around 1820.

Richmond Old Hobart Town Model

2/ This street gives an insight into what Old Hobart Town looked like around 1820. This shows the simple cottages of the free settlers. Most people had far worse accommodation.

Richmond Old Hobart Town Model

3/ The quarters of the officers and their families of Old Hobart Town were far superior in size and luxury to those of the other classes.

Richmond Old Hobart Town Model

4/ This area shows warehouses near the docks of Old Hobart Town. This area was a hive of activity.

Richmond Old Hobart Town Model

5/ The officers quarters were quite comfortable for their time. Nearby convicts are working.

Richmond Old Hobart Town Model

6/ The view towards the Church of Old Hobart Town. It shows a wide range of buildings side by side.

Richmond Old Hobart Town Model

7/ Looking towards the centre Old Hobart Town to the area of the free settlers cottages.

Richmond Old Hobart Town Model

8/ This shows the richer part of Old Hobart Town. In Argyll Street convicts are working on the road.

 

Colebrook Tasmania

1/ Colebrook is a historic hamlet in south east Tasmania. It is north of Richmond. The hamlet is the site of St Patrick's Catholic Church. This was built between 1855 to 1857, according to the designs of Augustus Pugin. He was England's greatest church designer at this time. The church is regarded as having international significance and is today being restored by the Pugin Foundation.

Colebrook Tasmania

2/ This view shows St Patrick's from the entrance side.

Colebrook Tasmania

3/ Behind St Patrick's Colebrook is a large gaveyard that gives the church a very ancient atmosphere.

Colebrook Tasmania

4/ Colebrook has another fine, Gothic revival church.

Colebrook Tasmania

5/ This is a photo of the church looking west into the setting sun.

Colebrook Tasmania

6/ This is photo shows an interesting Victorian, middle class house in the main street of Colebrook.

Colebrook Tasmania

7/ This photo shows fine Victorian house in the main street of Colebrook.

Colbrook Tasmania

8/ This photo shows an interesting, Victorian era shop of Colebrook.

colbrook

9/ Colebrook has many fine examples of Victorian era cottages, like this one.

Colebrook Tasmania

10/ This photo shows an idyllic, Victorian era farm house on the edge of Colebrook.

colbrook

11/ Colebrook is situated in the picturesque Coal River Valley. This is accessed from B31 Colebrook Road, which is the road to Richmond further south.

 

Campania Tasmania

1/ Campania is a hamlet in south east Tasmania. It is located in the picturesque Coal River Valley just north of Richmond. It is accessed on B31 Colebrook Road.

Campania Tasmania

2/ There is a lovely picnic area near the old school of Campania. Here you can see this fine, modern sculpture of Victorian era school children.

Campania Tasmania

3/ I am guessing that this stone building is the old flour mill of Campania. This building was once used as a school and is near the above sculpture.

Campania Tasmania

4/ This fine Victorian era middle class house is near the centre of Campania.

Campania Tasmania

5/ This photo shows a Victorian era shop of Campania.

Campania Tasmania

6/ The Coal River Valley near Campania has large modern farms, as you can see in the photo above.

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