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Historic Tasmania

Van Dieman’s

The Journey

Exploring Australia’s Colonial Island.
Historic Sites


Convict Bridges

Richmond Bridge

Colonial Transport

Lady Nelson

Famous Breweries

Tasmanian Tiger

Map of Tasmania with sites visited

The Old Colony

HISTORIC TASMANIA: Once known for its remote penal settlements and harsh environment, it attracted colonial settlers with the promise of free land grants issued by the government. Denigrated for wiping out its indigenous peoples and animal species such as the Thylacine (the Tasmanian Tiger), its wilderness now attracts walkers from all over the world. Tasmania has a wealth of colonial era buildings, sites and stories to tell. We travel the Heritage Highway from Hobart to Launceston in search of these stories. If you enjoy Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, good food, great natural scenery and tales of the old days, then this island will delight you.

EXPLORING Historic TasmaniaISBN -978-0-9578968-4-0 (102p)  

A fully illustrated CONTEMPORARY JOURNEY through 210 years of TASMANIA’S HISTORY. The e-book is compatible with any PDF capable e-book reader or computer.

Exploring Historic Tasmania

We’ve detailed our experiences of life exploring Tasmania’s Heritage Highway to help you plan your own journey. We visit Macquarie Harbour and Waldheim. Van Diemen’s Land has played a large part in Australia’s history. This ebook is easy to read and has plenty of photos and maps. EXPLORING Historic Tasmania includes:

  • Explore Launceston on a walking tour.
  • Explore Launceston on a walking tour.
  • Visit Franklin House.
  • Fully Illustrated – 165 Images, 287 pgs.
  • Overview Maps – 14 maps.
  • Explore the northern villages and towns of Tasmania.
  • Visit Cascade Brewery and Cascade Women’s Factory.
  • Explore Ancanthe – Lady Jane Franklin’s first Museum.
  • Travel to Ben Lomond National Park.
  • Explore George Town and Low Head.
  • Spend a day at Port Arthur.
  • Visit James Cox’s Clarendon property.
  • Explore Historic Entally House and farm.
  • PDF ebook.

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