Richmond Bridge, Tasmania. Richmond Bridge (1823). Originally named Bigge's Bridge, Richmond Bridge is Australia's oldest bridge still in use. It was built by convicts from sandstone quarried at Butchers Hill and hauled by hand carts to the bridge site.

Tasmania Richmond Bridge Originally named Bigge's Bridge, Richmond Bridge is Australia's oldest bridge still in use. It was built by convicts from sandstone quarried at Butchers Hill and hauled by hand carts to the bridge site.

A picture of the last four "full blooded" Tasmanian Aborigines c. 1860s. Truganini, the last to survive, is seated at far right.

Four elderly full-blood Tasmanian Aborigines c. Truganini, for many years claimed to be the last full-blood Aboriginal to survive, is seated at far right.

The Black War 1828–1832 in which the black aboriginals of Tasmania were reduced from about five thousand to less than seventy five

The Black War in which the black aboriginals of Tasmania were reduced from about five thousand to less than seventy five

1851 - John Tallis, Van Diemen's Island or Tasmania #map #tasmania #australia

Tasmania , Antique MapArt : 1851 J. Tallis 'Van Diemen's Island or Tasm…' - Antique Map of Australia/World

Australian iconic pic of first convict pardoned in Tasmania's home in the bush at Dilston Circa 1899.

The isolated bush home of the first convict settler pardoned in Van Diemen's Land, at Dilston, on the Tamar River, Northern Tasmania, Australia.

“The Van Diemen’s Land Company introduced bounties on the thylacine from as early as 1830, and between 1888 and 1909 the Tasmanian government paid £1 per head for adult thylacines and ten shillings for pups.” Now Extinct!

Australia accounts for one-third of all contemporary mammal extinctions worldwide. At least ten species and six subspecies of Australian marsupials have be

Here at the very back of Redlands Estate stand the convict quarters. Convicts were assigned to Redlands to build the estate which still stands today. Its easy to get a sense of what life must have been like at Redlands. As you walk the grounds you discover hop and opium pickers huts, and the stables of two Hobart Cup winners. Redlands Estate is in Plenty about a 40 minute drive from Hobart. #convicts #tasmania #discovertasmania

Convicts were assigned to Redlands to build the estate which still stands today. Its easy to get a sense of what life must have been like at Redlands. As you walk the grounds you discover hop and opium pickers huts.


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