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Convict Brick Trail

120 High St, Campbell Town, Tasmania 7210, Australia
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120 High St, Campbell Town, Tasmania 7210, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The use of red single red bricks to record details of our convict history is both subtle and effective. There is a sadness too - so many young men and women - and wonder - what was the rest of their story like once they...More

Thank Alison R A
Reviewed 4 days ago

We wandered around Campbell Town on a blustery cold day, the trail of red bricks embedded in the pavement told an untold story of tragedy and sometimes triumph. The English in 1820 could be cruel people, they had to get rid of anybody for the...More

Thank ingridm909
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a lovely walk around the area where many convicts worked and moved. Yes it’s nice, but could do with more signs.

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Only saw a portion of the trail but wanted to read the lot. Very interesting and amazing to read some of the reasons why people were locked away back in the day, pretty tough back then. Certainly worth a look.

1  Thank JohnofMelbourne
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Once you start reading the stories on these bricks its very hard to stop. It is so fascinating. Take a walk down the full length.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Had a lovely walk along the old footpaths where these red bricks are laid down to the Red Bridge, well worth the walk.

Thank StephenF605
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is really interesting to see why people were transported to the colonies,the bricks give a truly shocking insight into the harsh punishments that were given out for petty crimes they had committed.The town is very busy with people stopping off on the way north...More

Thank scubacol11
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Travelling through but took the time to stop and walk most of the attraction on both sides of the road. So much to see in each town in Tassie if you stop and look around - 3rd time here and did a month this time...More

Thank cospeter64
Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you are not into the history of Australia, Tasmania and the convicts that settled here, then this is not going to appeal to you. It's more than just a row of bricks with names in it. We come from a fascinating background of cultures...More

2  Thank MarkM2101
Reviewed 10 January 2017

this "trail" runs up the main street of Campbelltown. It is a run of bricks in the pavement (sidewalk) of the street with names and details of historical convicts sent out to Tasmania from Britain. You get sucked in and find yourself wandering much further...More

3  Thank heracles2015
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Jim G
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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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Jim G
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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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