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Address: 120 High St, Campbell Town, Tasmania 7210, Australia
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fascinating trail

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
heracles2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 than intended. Fascinating.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked like a row of house bricks set in the edge of the pavement. Mildly interesting but not worth going out of your way to see

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Thank KiwifoxMelbourne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an interesting history here. I enjoyed following the convict trail and reading about the people who played a key factor in this area's beginnings.

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Thank Danielle E
St Leonards, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent look inyo history with the names of past convicts permanently embedded into imperpuity, weaving along the sidewalk. Impressive and nostalgic.

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Thank Mal B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great community initiative. Instructive to see the ages and makes me wonder what English society was like at the time these people were judged and transported

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Thank brockwellcheryl7
Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 November 2016

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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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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