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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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"the main street"
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"interesting reading"
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"great insight"
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"red bridge"
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"fascinating history"
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"both sides"
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"lovely walk"
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"crime"
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"pavement"
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"australia"
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"sentence"
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"stealing"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Campbell Town is a great historic service town between Hobart and Launceston. It is a regular stop for fuel, coffee and food for those who travel the highway often. I never tire of reading the historic brick pavers whilst eating a pie or drinking a...More

Thank wtandy
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

The convict bricks in the pavement are really interesting when passing through Campbell Town...worth a look.

Thank FootyheadKim
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

it’s about the convicts etc on how and when they died embossed in a brick ... it was a hot day but well worth a look see in this town

Thank Christine A
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

These red bricks that run down both sides ofthe Main Street are an interesting way to commemorate the convicts who were transported to the area. If you have the time to wander down the street it makes interesting reading especially for some of the crimes...More

Thank Tony W
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The red brick trail told the story of those that labored so many years ago and who perished.It is good that this has been recorded and worth a view. Apart from the red Bridge there is not a lot else in Campbell Town.

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We stopped off for a short break in Campbell Town on a cold, wet morning in spring. We were really interested to see how those who were transported are remembered. This an unusual commemoration of a dark time. It is a very different way to...More

1  Thank John A
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 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
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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
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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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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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