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Richmond Bridge

1/ Richmond is in south east Tasmania. It is just north east of HOBART. It is the best preserved, historic town in Tasmania. The area was settled from 1805 and it has whole streetscapes that date back to the mid 19th Century. This is Richmond Bridge. It is the oldest bridge in Australia.

Richmond Bridge

2/ Richmond Bridge was built in 1823. It spans the Coal River, which was named after the coal that was discovery near it. It has a stately, historic ambience about it.

Richmond Bridge

3/ This image shows the well constructed arches spanning the Coal River. It was built by convicts to link Hobart Town with Port Arthur.

Richmond Bridge

4/ This is the historic Mill House Cottage. It is adjacent to the Bridge. The lush vegetation around it, give it a strong ambience of history. It is now used for accommodation.

Richmond

5/ This is another view of the Mill House Cottage showing its clean, Georgian style architecture.

Richmond St Johns

6/ This is the St John's Catholic Church. It was built in 1836 and is the oldest Catholic church in Australia. It stands proudly on a hill just north of the Richmond Bridge.

Richmond St Johns

7/ This is another view of St John's. It is a great example of the Gothic Revival style of the late 19th Century. The Celtic cross on the roof proudly proclaims it to be Irish and Catholic.

Richmond St Johns

8/ This image shows the full view of the St John's Church.

Richmond St Johns

10/ This is the interior of the St John's Church. It shows the classic decore of 19th Century Catholic churches.

Richmond St Johns

11/ Behind St John's Church is a large cemetery.

Richmond St Johns

12/ This is the restored Bridge Cottage. It now provides accommodation.

Richmond

13/ This is the historic, Richmond Arms Hotel. It has a well preserved dining room, which now offers first class cuisine.

Richmond

14/ This is the Congregational Church. It was built in 1873 and replaced an earlier chapel built in 1845. Unfortunately, a large tree spoils the view of this church from Bridge Street.

Richmond

15/ This is Saddlers Court. It is a Georgian shop that is now an art gallery.

Richmond

16/ This is another view of the Saddler's Court shop. The porch is no longer horizontal.

Richmond

17/ This view looks down Bridge Street, which is the main street of Richmond. The white building is Lafayette and beyond it is Ashmore.

Richmond Lafayette shop

18/ This is Lafayette. It is a large, Georgian style shop that is now an antique shop.

Richmond

19/ This is Czeg's Cafe. It has been converted from a Georgian home into a cafe. There are now (2018) thirteen dining venues in Richmond.

Richmond

20/ This is another view down Bridge Street. It shows the stylish, Anthuna BB.

Richmond

21/ This is another view of the Anthuna Cottage. It gives you a good idea as to what Georgian style cottages looked like in the 19th Century.

Richmond

22/ This is Ashmore House on Bridge Street. It now offers fine dining. It is a good example of a substantial, Georgian shop and home.

Richmond

23/ This is another view of Ashmore House.

Richmond store

24/ This is the Richmond Village Store. It looks like it has been a continuous grocery store since the 19th Century. Richmond boasted having 22 shops in 2018.

Richmond

25/ This view looks towards the end of Bridge Street. It shows the Vintage on Bridge, which is an antique shop.

Richmond

26/ This Georgian cottage has been converted into the Peppercorn Gallery. It now offers fine arts and crafts.

Richmond

27/ This is another cottage that has been converted into a craft shop. It shows how attractive these cottages can be, when they are properly restored.

Richmond

28/ This is the Emerald Cottage. It is a good example of a more substantial cottage and still retains its ancient stable at the back.

Richmond

29/ Not all the historic houses of Richmond have been restored. These two cottages on Bridge Street are awaiting restoration efforts by new owners.

Richmond

30/ This is the St Luke's Anglican Church. It was built in 1834 and is located close to the Richmond Gaol. Note the clock tower. In the 19th Century most people did not own time pieces.

Richmond

31/ This image shows the view from near the Richmond Gaol towards St Luke's. There was a very 19th Century ambience about the vista.

Richmond

32/ This is the Richmond State School. It dates from 1835 and is the oldest state school still in use in Australia.

Richmond

33/ This is Oak Lodge. It dates from 1830 and now houses a historic display.

Richmond

34/ This is the ancient stable at the back of Oak Lodge. It is built out of split planks, as machine cut timber was not available at this time in Richmond.

Richmond

35/ This Georgian house opposite Oak Lodge is called Bellevue House. It dates from 1839.

Richmond

36/ This is another Georgian house near St Luke's. It shows how these ancient houses can still be comfortable residences.

Richmond

37/ There was quite a variety of restored residences in Richmond. This one shows how comfortable and attractive they can be, when they are fully restored.

 

Richmond Highland Festival 2018

1/ Every February the St Andrews Society holds the Highland Festival in Richmond. Bagpipe and other bands, plus Scottish dancers compete. The festival is a celebration of all things Scottish. Here we see the Hobart Highland Pipe Band proudly marching past in their stylish, red tartan kilts.

Richmond Highland Festival 2018

2/ This image shows the full band proudly marching forward.

Richmond Highland Festival 2018

3/ This image shows the Tasmanian Police Pipe Band proudly marching onto the Green. In the background you can see one of the stores that sold Scottish memorabilia.

Richmond Highland Festival 2018

4/ This image shows the Police band proudly marching down the Green.

Richmond Highland Festival 2018

5/ This image shows the St Andrews Calidonian Pipe Band marching by. Note the key role in coordinating the band played by the band master with his baton.

Richmond Highland Festival 2018

6/ This image shows the full band proudly marching by. Note how every band had a distinct tartan kilt and attire.

Richmond Highland Festival 2018

7/ After marching in each band formed a circle and performed their songs.

Richmond Highland Festival 2018

8/ The Hatters, who are an English Morris dancing group, also performed some lively dances.

Richmond Highland Festival 2018

9/ A number of other bands also performed stirring music.

 

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 gave yard 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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