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Tasmanian Memorials - Campbell Town
Convict Brick Trail

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Campbell Town Convict Brick Trail
The first brick was laid by Mayor Kim Polley on August 28th 2003; This brick is dedicated to those who died on their way to Australia either by disease or misfortune and they were not lucky enough to see our magnificent land.
The trail of bricks is dedicated to the nearly 200.000 convicts who were transported to Australia for almost 100 years from 1788 onwards. Over 70,000 came to Tasmania. Today it is estimated that 80% or 4 out of every 5 Tasmanian have a little convict blood in their veins. The trail begins here at the red bridge, this famous bridge was built entirely with convict labour. They hand made 1,250,000 bricks and then built the bridge on dry land. When completed they were then told to divert the river beneath its arches. This was accomplished by digging the new river course a kilometre on both sides of the arches. Built for horse and cart it is today the oldest bridge in Australia still in use on a major highway, such was the workmanship of our forefather convicts.
This convict built building, the fox hunters return still has the holding cells beneath its floors where the convicts were held at night. Most convicts in Tasmania at some time passed through Campbell Town either traveled north south or to the east coast many are buried in our 5 cemeteries, albeit in unmarked graves.

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Broadmarsh Probation Station Plaque Broadmarsh Probation Station Cairn
Richmond Bridge Ross Bridge
George ATKINSON
Ship: GEORGE 111 1835
drowned in Shipwreck
John ATKINSON
Ship: JOHN BARRY 1834
Died 1882
Thomas ATKINSON
Ship: ADMIRAL COCKBURN 1819
to Sydney BENCOOLEN*
William ATKINSON
Ship: CALCUTTA 1803
John BERWICK
Ship: MANGLES 1824
Died at Falmouth 1883
John BIRCHALL
Ship: CALCUTTA 1803
George BROOMHEAD
Ship: MARION 1844
Eleanor BROWN
Ship: AMERICA 1831
Died 1899
John CLEMENTS
Ship: PYRAMUS 1839
Ann CRAIG
Ship: TASMANIA 1844
Samuel CRISP
Ship: EARL ST VINCENT 1826
Catherine DONNELLY
Ship: ARABIAN 1847
Died Melbourne 1902
John DONNELLY
Ship: TORY 1847
Martin DUNPHY
Ship: EDEN 1836
Ship: EXPERIMENT
June 24 1804
Edward FISHER
Ship: MATILDA 1791
Margaret FITZGERALD
Ship: HECTOR 1835
Died at Scamander
(wife of John BERWICK)
Rachel HODDY
Ship: LADY JULIANA 1790
William INMAN
Ship: ISABELLA 1842
Elizabeth KEHOE
Ship: KINNEAR 1848
Wife of Martin KEHOE
Martin KEHOE
Ship: ORATOR 1843
Jeremiah KEOGH
Ship: CADET 1844
Amos LANGMAID
Ship: BENGAL MERCHANT 1828
Peter LYTHGOE
Ship: BUSSORAH MERCHANT 1830
John CLEMENTS
Ship: PYRAMUS 1839
William MILWARD
Ship: BAROSSA 1842
Ship: MINSTREL
Oct 25 1812
125 Female Convicts
George ROBOTHAM
Ship: ASIA 1827
George SHERGOLD
Ship: ELANOR 1831
James TRIFFET
Ship: MATILDA 1791

Photographed Nov 2005

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