Former Military Barracks and Eaglehawk Historic Site | Eaglehawk Neck

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Historic Georgian Convict Site in Eaglehawk Neck

Former Military Barracks and Eaglehawk Historic Site was established circa in the 19th C. when the Governor of the day. was the Governor of Tasmania, then known as Van Diemen’s Land.

During the convict era, Eaglehawk Neck formed an important part of the security system for the containment of convicts on the Tasman Peninsula. The guard station situated here served this purpose from early in the convict era, and around twelve buildings were once at this site. The only remaining building is the Military Officers’ Quarters, however this is an important building as it is the oldest surviving timber structure on the Tasman Peninsula. The site is also important due to the associated garden that dates from the same era.

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Address: Arthur Highway
Town/Suburb: Eaglehawk Neck
Municipality: Tasman Council