Darlington Probation Station

Under the probation system of the 1840s, convicts were withdrawn from private service and congregated in government stations. Probation stations were established at Darlington (1842-1850) and Point Lesueur (1845-1850). The agricultural work required to maintain over 400 acres of crops, largely kept the men busy. Darlington Probation Station opened on Read more…

Woolmers Estate

Woolmers Estate is one of the most historically significant Tasmanian colonial heritage properties. Listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as part of the Australian Convict Sites in 2010, Woolmers Estate was established in 1817 by Thomas Archer, the first of six Archer generations to occupy the property. The nearby Read more…

Brickendon

Brickendon is one of Tasmania’s oldest farming properties. Since being settled in 1824 by William Archer, it has been operated and occupied by members of Archer family, now in its seventh generation. Brickendon became a World Heritage site in 2010, listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Australian Convict Read more…

The Cascades Female Factory

The Cascades Female Factory, in South Hobart, is the only convict female factory with ruins remaining today. During the convict era, female factories were a system for the management of female convicts, found only in Australia, according to the colonial nineteenth century moral ideals. More female convicts spent time at Read more…