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Convict Brick Trail

120 High St, Campbell Town, Tasmania 7210, Australia
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120 High St, Campbell Town, Tasmania 7210, Australia
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Only saw a portion of the trail but wanted to read the lot. Very interesting and amazing to read some of the reasons why people were locked away back in the day, pretty tough back then. Certainly worth a look.

Thank JohnofMelbourne
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Once you start reading the stories on these bricks its very hard to stop. It is so fascinating. Take a walk down the full length.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Had a lovely walk along the old footpaths where these red bricks are laid down to the Red Bridge, well worth the walk.

Thank StephenF605
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is really interesting to see why people were transported to the colonies,the bricks give a truly shocking insight into the harsh punishments that were given out for petty crimes they had committed.The town is very busy with people stopping off on the way north...More

Thank scubacol11
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Travelling through but took the time to stop and walk most of the attraction on both sides of the road. So much to see in each town in Tassie if you stop and look around - 3rd time here and did a month this time...More

Thank cospeter64
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank MarkM2101
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank heracles2015
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Looked like a row of house bricks set in the edge of the pavement. Mildly interesting but not worth going out of your way to see

Thank KiwifoxMelbourne
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Such an interesting history here. I enjoyed following the convict trail and reading about the people who played a key factor in this area's beginnings.

Thank Danielle E
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Magnificent look inyo history with the names of past convicts permanently embedded into imperpuity, weaving along the sidewalk. Impressive and nostalgic.

Thank Mal B
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Jim G
9 February 2017|
Response from brockwellcheryl7 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it means they took their own life. Suicide may have seemed like the only option left for some.
Jim G
9 February 2017|
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Response from heracles2015 | Reviewed this property |
TOL is for "ticket of leave", essentially a letter of parole for prisoners who had served sufficient part of their sentence and demonstrated that they were suitable for partial release or privileges