Going away at Easter time this year we went through the town of Ross in the midlands of Tasmania, a beautiful historical town.
Ross was founded in 1812 and is about 87km from Launceston where we live and further from Hobart the State Capital down south.
In 1812 a garrison of soldiers was stationed at the ford of the Macquarie River to protect the development of the future town. Buildings were soon established and in 1821 the settlement was proclaimed the town of Ross by Governor Macquarie. Ross was the name of the parliamentary seat of his friend H M Buchanan of Loch Lomond, Scotland.
Ross was ideally situated in a central location and easily accessible from Northern and Southern Tasmania. Good flat country for farming and the Macquarie River at it's feet.
The Government established a large farm in the district of 20,000 acres for agriculture and breeding purposes. The land was broken up in 1830 and sold off to private landholders.
Horses and coaches were changed during the long journey to the north or the south.
Ross also had a strong military presence in the village/town some lived there.
A house above, I always take a photo of at least one house in Ross when visiting. The hotel below.