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“Great idea to find your ancestors”

Convict Brick Trail
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Katherine
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great idea to find your ancestors”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Take a walk up the street and spot the familiar names and long lost ancestors. A great idea and interesting conversation piece. Loved walking along spotting the old relatives and familiar names.

Visited July 2013
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Tasmania, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Puts life in perspective..”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Campbell Town's Convict Brick Trail has always firmly put life's challenges in perspective for me. It's a touching reminder of the hard life our ancestors lived and the harsh living conditions they endured.

You soon realise the desperate times when you see the crimes they committed. That feeling is soon followed by a strong sense of sympathy and compassion when you then see the harsh penalties and young ages of convicts.

Make sure you check it out when going through Campbell Town.

Visited November 2013
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Cooroy, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Poignant and compelling”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

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.

Visited March 2014
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Geeveston, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Always surprising!”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

It's a great concept to have a trail of bricks which details convict stories along the sidewalk. The trail is even more significant given the how much convict labour was used at Campbell Town. Worth stopping and having a read, although be careful to look where you're walking.

Visited October 2013
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Brisbane
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228 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A glimpse into the past”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Love the convict brick trail - wonderful ( also quite sad ) insight into the past. A fabulous concept - hope it continues.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Deborah S
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