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    'PEPPERCORN GALLERY"

    by balhannah Written Jan 19, 2010

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    Another find was "Peppercorn Gallery", this was originally known as "Mill cottage.

    Mill Cottage was built in 1850 as a shop for the Moran sisters, and since then, has been a bootmakers, dressmakers, piano school, and in late 1970's, Richmond's first tea-room.

    Today, it is an excellent Gallery of very high standard Arts and Crafts, very nice work here! I loved the leadlight glass work, especially the Birds, one was a Blue Wren of whom I have many in my own garden.
    There is so much beautiful work here, lovely bowls etc, made out of wood, Jewellery, glass items, pottery, paintings, and even Butterflies, do stop and go in for a browse!

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    "BRIDGE' COTTAGE

    by balhannah Written Jan 19, 2010

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    Wandering around Richmond, I found many delightful old cottages that have been lovingly restored to their earlier glory.

    One of them was "Bridge cottage," built in 1823 to accommodate the sergeant in charge of the construction of the Richmond Bridge and the Village’s arms store.

    The cottage is a Bed & Breakfast now, and you can stay in the fully restored, heritage listed cottages – known as the Armoury and the Sergeant’s Quarters, these overlook the Bridge in the centre of the Richmond village. The cottages are conjoined, and are one room wide and two deep and for quite a while, only had one door, but now they have two.

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    RICHMOND ARMS HOTEL

    by balhannah Written Jan 19, 2010

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    The Richmond Arms Hotel was formerly known as the Commercial Hotel (1888)

    This hotel was built to replace the earlier “Lennox Arms” [1827]which was burnt to the ground by fire, with only the stables surviving. The Stables are now used for accommodation. In 1972, the name was changed to “Richmond Arms”

    I haven't had a meal here at the Bistro, but another family member did, and said the it was big and nice!

    It's a beautiful Hotel, with lovely lacework verandahs.

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    HERITAGE WALK - RICHMOND

    by balhannah Updated Oct 7, 2009

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    The Information centre is at "Old Hobart Town"

    It would be a good idea to pick up a detailed brochure on the walk, then go for a walk by yourself............
    OR........ you can do a guided 45 minute tour with a "nice convict" for $10........bookings are essential.
    They also have a 'GHOST TOUR' which takes 2 hours and costs $25, leaves from Bakery square each night.
    Another tour is the 'GHOST HUNTING TOUR' which is 3 hours minimum. (2008 prices)

    An excellent website of details of the buildings in town is :www.richmondvillage.com.au

    If you are like me, and forget what photo is what, then this is a great help, especially in a Historic building town like Richmond.

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    OLD HOBART TOWN - RICHMOND

    by balhannah Updated Oct 7, 2009

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    Well, if you have read some of my other tips, you will realize that I rather like miniature villages.
    Old Hobart town was a little different, in that they gave you a piece of paper with different scenes of what people were doing or places in the village to find in the display, I though this was a great idea, as it made you look hard, and take in everything there...+ we stayed until we found everything required on that paper!!

    This is an outdoor display of Hobart in the 1820's in minature. Its been reconstructed from plans of the era, so that it is accurate. Sixty buildings, 400 period figurines, these all tell the story of their times in the 1820's.

    Open daily 9-5, Admission 2008 is $10.

    The Richmond Information Centre is also at Old Hobart Town.

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    RICHMOND GAOL- Oldest intact gaol in Australia.

    by balhannah Updated Oct 7, 2009

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    MAN TRAP
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    The original building, which is on the northern side of the complex, was built to house convict work gangs and locals who had commited minor crimes.
    In 1832, additions were made, east and west wings, and a gaolers house, thus making it a square. The East wing contained the cookhouse and women's quarters, the west wing, solitary cells and an office.

    The Gaol has a good collection of items of the period. You get to see the solitary confinement cells, chain gang holding rooms, flogging yard, female cells, documents and more.

    The Gaol is open from 9-5pm, daily

    ADMISSION IN 2009 Adult $7.00 Child $4.00 From 6 to 17 years old.
    Family $18.00 Family conditions - 2 Adults plus Children

    Have you ever seen a MAN TRAP? Life was certainly hard back then.

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    RICHMOND BRIDGE - Oldest Bridge in Australia

    by balhannah Updated Oct 7, 2009

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    Beautiful Richmond bridge

    THE OLDEST BRIDGE IN AUSTRALIA.

    Richmond Bridge , which was completed being built in 1825, is a symbol of Tasmania's convict heritage. The sandstone arches of Australia's oldest known large stone arch bridge, span Tasmania's Coal River.
    There are quite a few convict stories relating to it, one of them, that it is haunted by Ghosts

    Richmond Bridge was a bit of Australia built by the convicts, and today is on the National Heritage.

    Beautiful photos can be had of the bridge with its reflections in the water, and the Church in the background.

    www.environment.gov.au/heritage/.../national-heritage-richmond.pdf

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    Old Hobart Town Historical Model Village

    by Henk.Irene Updated Dec 28, 2008

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    Old Hobart Town is a model of Habart in 1820. Built from orginal plans, it is an accurate look at life in Tasmania's capital city during this era.

    This unique Historical Model Village is a result of three years full time work by John and Andrew Quick who are the owner operators. The model itself has been largely reconstructed from original plans ofteh era thus depicting Hobart as it was in the 1820's. The authenticity of this model makes it unique in Australia.

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    The Richmond Bridge

    by Henk.Irene Updated Dec 28, 2008

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    Richmond Bridge (1823) - Originally named Bigge's Bridge, Richmond Bridge is Australia's oldest bridge still in use. It was built by convicts from sandstone quarried at Butchers Hill and hauled by hand carts to the bridge site. The cutwaters were added in 1884.

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    The old Goal (jail).

    by a5floor Updated Jan 27, 2007

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    The old Goal (jail).
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    In Richmond you will find a small old goal (jail). It is really interesting to be here and look around.
    In the buildings you will see:
    entrance passageway
    receiving room
    airing yard
    men's solitary cells
    almond tree
    sleeping rooms
    day rooms
    punishment cell
    flogging yard
    privies
    cookhouse
    women's solitary cells
    women's room
    gaoler's house

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