Convict Brick Trail
Convict Brick Trail
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GEODIAN
Port Macquarie, Australia417 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Fascinating way to look into a small part yet significant part of Australian History.

The brick pavers remind us of our past and where we have come from.

Interesting lesson to be learnt by both young and old.
Written March 20, 2022
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nilintentum_reliquit
Melbourne, Australia2,605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Campbell Town, Ross and Oatlands are easy and very pleasant stops en route between Hobart and Launceston.
The information office here was very helpful. This attraction is a great idea and the more you read increases your sense of who the first settlers were, their reason for being here and the harshness of their treatment.
Make sure you put sun block on your neck and break the trail with a nice coffee.
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Written December 30, 2014
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heracles2015
Melbourne, Australia236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
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.
Written January 10, 2017
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Peter Ko
Narwee, Australia39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Came here for a short toilet stop and enjoyed reading the bricks with records of convicts and the circumstances around their arrivals. Nice bit of history lesson about the tough times of nearly 200 years ago.

So one guy got 7 years for stealing bacon. Nice to see his priorities were right.
Written January 14, 2019
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pdn
Cairns, Australia462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Starting at the Red Bridge in Campbell Town, this pathway of bricks, continues along the street, celebrating our history of Convict's past, stenciled into the bricks, the name, age, boat transported on, reason of conviction and sentence given. Sometimes there is other information, like how many children they fathered, or how they were excused. Interesting reading, but so easy to go past=Needs more prominent signage!
Written January 12, 2019
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MarkM2101
Brisbane, Australia70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
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 and this trail provides an insight into the people who made our nation.
It is a record for all to see and learn.
But as I said, if you are not into history, this is not for you, so don't bag it.
Written January 24, 2017
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sgitlin
Huntington Beach, CA524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
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 crime committed, the sentence, and sometimes, what happened to the convicted after serving his or her sentence. It's amazing to read some of the inscriptions of how children, committing petty crimes, wound up transported half way around the world to this new barren continent.
Written May 19, 2016
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Normsmith
Mornington Peninsula, Australia65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
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. Thank you to all those involved in bringing history alive and relevant.
Written March 23, 2016
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enjoytraveladelaide
Cooroy, Australia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
I loved this concept. I found the bricks absolutely compelling and could not stop reading them and taking photos. Congratulations to those researchers giving us an insight into the harsh past.
Written April 14, 2014
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,931 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
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.
Written December 13, 2017
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