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120 High St, Campbell Town, Tasmania 7210, Australia
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All reviews the main street great idea interesting reading great insight many years tough times both sides red brick lovely walk names information pavement sentences past ancestors reason history
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Reviewed 1 week ago

grab a coffee and wander from one end to the other .at least an hour then go have rest in lions park in bridge st

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank redbarrique
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was really interesting to see the influence of the convicts to the development of the region. It’s the power of the local community coming together.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tonypark50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Main Street of Campbell Town has this row of bricks showing horrific sentences for minor crimes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BJaneH
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved walking along the red bricks reading history. It seems 7 years, 14 years or life was what they got, except for one that got life plus ten years.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank susanw3bb
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Came here for a short toilet stop and enjoyed reading the bricks with records of convicts and the circumstances around their arrivals. Nice bit of history lesson about the tough times of nearly 200 years ago. So one guy got 7 years for stealing bacon....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peterkD5208TJ
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Starting at the Red Bridge in Campbell Town, this pathway of bricks, continues along the street, celebrating our history of Convict's past, stenciled into the bricks, the name, age, boat transported on, reason of conviction and sentence given. Sometimes there is other information, like how...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

There are three convict bridges within a hundred kilometres of Hobart. Richmond, which is the closest, then there is Ross, and then Campbell Town. They are all worth seeing from an historical perspective. Maybe find a place to stay for the night to do all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank harvard1078
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Very interesting and easily kill a few hours doing when in Campbell Town. We walked and read quite a few of the bricks.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

It was interesting to actually see what the convicts were charged with and how much time they were charged for there was from larceny to sheep stealing to murder to even stealing a bushel of potatoes some people even stole clothing. The Trail meanders through...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MargBordin
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Wow hay totally amazing, I started @ the historic fox hunters return so I photographed afew as my name is Charlotte Elaine I especially looked 4 them. Although I did c Alexander Pearce “the Pieman” he was a cannibal& there was a movie made around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from brockwellcheryl7 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it means they took their own life. Suicide may have seemed like the only option left for some.
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Response from heracles2015 | Reviewed this property |
TOL is for "ticket of leave", essentially a letter of parole for prisoners who had served sufficient part of their sentence and demonstrated that they were suitable for partial release or privileges
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