Monday, 6 June 2016

Richmond Gaol, Tasmania, Australia.


Recently we visited Richmond and the Richmond Gaol. 
More to come in next post.

The Richmond Gaol is a convict era building and tourist attraction in Richmond, Tasmania, and is the oldest intact gaol in Australia. Building of the gaol commenced in 1825, and predates the establishment of the penal colony at Port Arthur in 1833. 

Richmond gaol has much history, some of it [ here ]
Photos of 'the' Richmond  bridge [ here ] in 2014.




The Entrance.









44 comments:

  1. The bridge is beautiful and looking forward to see what is inside the buildings.

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  2. You visit the most interesting places and I am happy you share lots of info and photos with us. Have a great week.

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  3. Margaret it is a really place to visit but it was not nice place for many n the future

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    1. Not a good place from the past, but the past has gone now so looks back at what went on in these places.

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  4. I wonder if Errol Flynn was ever there.... Just kidding of course. But he WAS from Tasmania as I recall. Great pictures-- as always, thanks for sharing.

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    1. One would never know :)
      He was born in Hobart, down the south of the island.
      Thanks.

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  5. It might be a goal but it looks as if it sits in a nice area of the country.

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    1. Very pretty area in and around Richmond, it's very popular with many people is Richmond and 'the' place to go for lunch or a cuppa of coffee..

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  6. The gaol looks very solid, which is what gaols are supposed to be about. Nice to go back and see Richmond Bridge again.

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    1. That's good you looked at the link.
      The gaol hasn't been restored either, maintained only apparently.

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  7. It was you who turned the average into beautiful images.
    Well done

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  8. It is a beautiful spot. Loaded with history which wasn't beautiful at all.

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    1. Definitely not beautiful history but it's interesting all the same.

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  9. I read the brief history at the link and look forward to seeing the photos of the inside.

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    1. I;m pleased you read a bit of the history - gives you and idea what it's all about.
      The inside to follow plus a video end of this week.

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  10. Looks solid enough - even to "house an 'in residence Errol Flynn'"!!!
    I bet it was not so hospitable looking in its heyday of accommodating
    convicts, some of whom were transported for stealing a bloody rabbit or
    wild duck from a Manor Estate in the 1700's and early 1800's.
    Poor bloody bastards did have to eat!

    Great informative post, Margaret.
    Colin

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    1. I should imagine there was only dirt in the court yard back then.
      Convicts were transported for stealing or just looking the wrong way Colin. That's how it was back then.

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  11. We went there when we visited Tasmania, it was very late in the afternoon, it had a real atmosphere about the place, very sad and lonely.
    Merle..............

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    1. Creepy if you think about what might have gone on there Merle.

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  12. An interesting place, even if it was not nice to be out there, especially at that time.

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  13. That last photo almost looks like a Georgian style house in London. Pretty fancy for a gaol, but not so fancy when you realise you're locked in and can't just go for a walk in the park.

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    1. I believe the Warden or whatever he was called lived in that house.

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  14. beautiful huge house found little scary when focused on its windows as if someone is watching through them may be it reminded me unconsciously scene from a horror movie ,i want to see insidious facts of this house dear

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    1. 'Tis not a nice place to have spent some time there back in the 1800's, Baili.

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  15. Looks like there's no escape from that solid building!

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  16. Either my memory has failed me or my history lessons were very remiss because I don't remember learning about this before now. Interesting..

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    1. I expect we can't remember all that we have been taught, and many be you weren't. I recall not being taught our 'own' history when I went to school.

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  17. Wow. Definitely a historic building.
    Stay safe and dry.

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    1. Thanks Sandra.
      We are ok and dry, thank you. Live on a hill much a lot of flooding due to rain in other areas and the water flows into our Rivers :)

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  18. Ein interessanter Ort aber nicht sehr gemütlich glaube ich.

    Gruß
    Noke

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    1. Not a nice place to have been in..thank good it's not as it was then.

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  19. Richmond is such a beautiful historic town. So very nice.

    Have been thinking of you. How are you holding up with all the rain? Keep safe.

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    1. Thanks re keeping safe.
      Fortunately we live on the top on a hill and no danger of being flooded. We haven't had a great deal of rain in Launceston it's the Rivers, the water from other areas that flow into them.
      Many lower lying areas are flooded a few lives lost, people missing for a few days now.

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  20. It is quite small, I wouldn't like to work there.

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  21. It looks a very nice building ... but I wouldn't have wanted to stay there!!!

    All the best Jan

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