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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 in a Weekend (incl. Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain) - Trip Planners Blog | Planning Tips
Overview As mentioned in previous posts, I lived in Melbourne, Australia for 5 months in 2009. In those 5 months, I traveled to a lot of different places. One of those places that I visited was Tasmania. Given limited vacation, I had to try and visit Tasmania over a weekend. In those post, I told you how I saw both Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain in one day. I will also highlight what I would have done with some extra time in Tasmania. What is there to see in Tasmania? If you love nature…
Bay of Fires, Tasmania – Australia's Hidden Gem
Lonely Planet has named this magical place the hottest travel destination in the world. Bay of Fires on the East-Coast of Tasmania, Australia! Definitely worth a visit! Click the photo to read more! l Wanderlust Storytellers
Road trip Tasmania: how to tackle the island state - Lonely Planet
Tasmania doesn’t look very big on the map – an inverted leafy triangle just a few hundred kilometers tall and not much wider across the top. But…
Tasmania Great Walks
The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania's walking opportunities. Whether you want a gentle stroll or a physical challenge a seaside ramble or a mountain vista a long day's outing or a short wander, Great Short Walks has plenty for you. The walks are located throughout Tasmania and can generally be accessed from major roads and include a range of environments.
Convicts logging - Fourteen convicts and 16 soldiers and their families settled at Macquarie Harbour on Sarah Island in January 1822. It became Tasmania’s first penal settlement. One of the reasons for the settlement on Sarah Island was Huon pine, a valued timber. Sarah Island was very secure. An escapee would have to get hack through impenetrable rainforest on the west coast of Tasmania to escape.112 convicts did escape: 71 died and 41 were recaptured, four having reached South America.
Tasmania Roadtrip: when the nav said no & the map said go!
About our Tasmania roadtrip: from seeing our first Tiger Snakes to roadtripping the Kangaroo Drive and camping in the middle of nowhere!
Wilmot: More Than Meets the Eye | think-tasmania.com
Wilmot is a small rural township, located in a mountainous region of Tasmania’s north west, about 40 minutes south west of Devonport. A town rich in pioneering history, settlement began in the 1890s. The pioneers over a period of years cleared the dense bush and Wilmot became famed for the dairy ...
The prison ship,Success at Hobart,Tasmania. Launched 1840 and destroyed by fire in 1946.Initially a merchant ship and was later sold to England. It made three voyages with emigrants to Australia during the 1840s.