Gravesites Of Tasmania



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  • Did you know that the replica of a horse standing outside the Elwick Race Course was removed from the family vault of the Clarke family at Queenborough Cemetery .
  • The first railway in Australia was located on the Tasman Peninsula from Norfolk Bay to Long Bay and was pushed by convicts up the hills and they sat on it to ride down.
  • Irish convict Dennis Doherty received 3,000 lashes over the 43 years he was imprisoned in Tasmania
  • Hangman Thompson who later in life moved to Victoria was attached to bullocks and pulled apart
  • The first telephone call in Australia was made between Launceston and Campbell Town
  • Richmond Bridge is the oldest bridge still in use in Australia
  • Tasmania was the first state to introduce a compulsory state education system in Australia and this was in 1868
  • Tasmanian Dr William Pugh of St. John’s hospital was the first man in Australia to administer anaesthetic.
  • Bothwell is known as having the first golf course in Australia
  • Tasmania has the oldest brewery in Australia – Cascade Brewery
  • Launceston's Cataract Gorge Chairlift is the longest single-span chairlift in the world
  • The Bush Inn at New Norfolk (1825) is the oldest continually licensed public house in Australia
  • The oldest living thing in the world is a Huon Pine tree located in the south west wilderness
  •  The much maligned blackbird was introduced to the Colony by Captain William Langdon in 1827 for     his property at Bothwell named “Montacute” which he was trying to make as English as possible.
  • The dogs stationed at Eagle Hawk Neck to prevent any convict escaping from Port Arthur were fed one pound of meat and one pound of flour per day which was more than the convicts were fed.





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