Discover Tasmania’s History

Tasmania’s compelling convict heritage began for those involved, as a very real world experience to literally another dimension: of distance, climate, hardship and environment.  There are many places to visit and we at Great Expeditions would love to share them with you, The history of Tasmania is fascinating albeit very sad.

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The first British convicts arrived in New South Wales in 1788. By the end of that century Governor King of New South Wales needed somewhere to send incorrigible convicts – those who re-offended.

Convicts came from all walks of life. Most had little education, forced into crime to survive in a rapidly industrializing Britain. Many of their crimes were petty, such as stealing a sheep or some clothing. But there were also educated convicts, with skills that enabled them to be used as clerks or draughtsman, or with training in professions such as medicine, architecture, printing or building – all essential in building a new colony.

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Discover Tasmania’s History

Tasmania’s compelling convict heritage began for those involved, as a very real world experience to literally another dimension: of distance, climate, hardship and environment.  There are many places to visit and we at Great Expeditions would love to share them with you, The history of Tasmania is fascinating albeit very sad.

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The first British convicts arrived in New South Wales in 1788. By the end of that century Governor King of New South Wales needed somewhere to send incorrigible convicts – those who re-offended.

Convicts came from all walks of life. Most had little education, forced into crime to survive in a rapidly industrializing Britain. Many of their crimes were petty, such as stealing a sheep or some clothing. But there were also educated convicts, with skills that enabled them to be used as clerks or draughtsman, or with training in professions such as medicine, architecture, printing or building – all essential in building a new colony.

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Richmond – Part Of Our Top Four Tour

The Old Hobart Town Model Village, in Richmond, is a model replica of Hobart in 1820.

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You can see how the sailors, officers, free settlers and convicts of colonial Hobart Town lived and learn about this fascinating chapter in Hobart’s and Tasmania’s early history.

Constructed from original plans and maps by owner-operators John and Andrew Quick, this authentic model village is made up of over 60 historic Hobart buildings and 400 period figurines.

Translations are available in four languages and umbrellas can be provided in rain or shine.

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