"RICHMOND- On the Convict Trail" Richmond by balhannah
Richmond Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 60 photos
Richmond was proclaimed a town by Lieutenant Governor Sorell in 1824.
The village was once a key military post and convict station, strategically
located between Hobart and the infamous Port Arthur penal settlement
and actually predates Port Arthur.
I found Richmond a wonderful place to wander around, so many historic
old buildings, and many Galleries, plenty of interest here!
It is home to Australia’s oldest bridge, and has more than
fifty 19th- century Georgian buildings, many now are bed & Breakfasts,
offering high-quality accommodation.
You can walk across Australia’s oldest bridge, built by convict labour
between 1823 and 1825.
Another must is a visit to the Richmond Gaol (1825), Australia’s oldest jail,
what a terrible time you had if you landed in here!
Inside is a 'MAN TRAP'....I wouldn't want to be caught in one of
them! to me, it looked like a large Rabbit Trap!
Have a look at the cemetery of Australia's oldest remaining Catholic
Church, St Johns, built in 1836.
I love cemeteries, and this one IS OLD!
You'll get the most out of Richmond by wandering its streets. then relax
on the banks of the Coal River with a picnic, feed the ducks, and take in
the beauty of the area.
For much of its history it was the main gateway to the east coast and the Tasman Peninsula, (Port Arthur)
If you are travelling to these destinations from Hobart, consider visiting
Richmond on your way.
Richmond is 30-minutes’ drive (24 kilometres/15 miles) east of Hobart along the B31.
- Pros:A delightful town full of history
- In a nutshell:Learn about the early days of settlement in Australia
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