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Address: 120 High St, Campbell Town, Tasmania 7210, Australia
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Very interesting reading of our first convicts to Australia

Great interesting reading - especially the ages they were, when and what boat they came over on, what they were caught/charged for and the amount of years for usually tiny crimes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tasmania, Australia
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Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great interesting reading - especially the ages they were, when and what boat they came over on, what they were caught/charged for and the amount of years for usually tiny crimes (stealing a handkerchief or some food = generally 7 years!)

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Couldn't believe what we were reading! 16 y.o. jailed for 7 yrs for stealing a hankie! I think my husband was going to read them all at one stage.

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Gympie, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Pity there is not an entry for the Eliza statue with merino though. This is a great little town you must visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A must visit town when in Tasmania, where there are stories along the main street of Campbell Town. First visit has to be to the town "muzeum" where you can obtain more information with friendly staff to explain.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We stopped in Campbell Town for just a short period of time, but the Convict Brick Trail is well worth stopping for. It laid out very poignantly the kinds of crimes people were convicted of and the extreme sentences that they often got. Rarely was anyone convicted of what I would call a serious crime. Most of it was petty... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

If you happen to pass through Campbell Town, a little south of Launceston, be sure to stop and see the Convict Brick Trail. It is a trail of bricks that commemorates some of the nearly 200,000 convicts that were transported to Australia from 1788 to 1868. Each brick describes the convicts name, age, the ship's name and date transported, the... More 

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

An enthralling line of red bricks on a trail which extends the length of the main street and is quite confronting when you look down and read about the persons on each brick and the way many were treated by their own mother country and then exiled for so many years for what we would now regard as minor crimes.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Unless we had seen this mentioned in the tourist guides we may well have missed this fascinating and important part of Australian history. Red bricks have been cemented into the pavements that line the main street of this charming little country town, each one telling the name of the convict, where they were born, which ship they were transported on,... More 

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Egham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

A lot of history at your feet. Lines of bricks in the pavement detailing the convicts that were transported over - name of the ship, date, names and offences. Very sobering to read the details of minor offences that resulted in being sent half way around the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Mum and I stopped in Campbell Town on our recent holiday in Tasmania. It was by sheer luck we spotted the Convict Brick Trail and started following it to try and find our ancestors Jane Whiting and Thomas Kidner. We found Jane Whiting but her age on the brick we found is wrong. She was 14 when she was convicted,... More 

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