The Historic Village ~ Richmond ~ Tasmania

 

AROUND & ABOUT



Here you will find the beautiful country surrounding Richmond,
and within the village itself
.

We have postcards interspersed with some photos we took whilst
touring the village.

Since her marriage my grand daughter has made her home here,
she loves this beautiful village very much.

 


A favourite place for a picnic.

Richmond in southern Tasmania is renowned as the best-preserved
Georgian Village in Australia.
The idyllic Coal River meanders alongside the village and underneath
Richmond Bridge.

Mill House, built about 1853 on the banks of coal River, and overlooks
the bridge.
It's in a romantic garden of majestic old trees and colourful perennials,
and has almost 400m of private riverfront land shaded by huge
silver poplars.

Over the road from the Mill House is St. John's Church, the oldest
Roman Catholic Church in Australia.

But you may not want to wander too far if you stay at the
Mill House on the Bridge :-)




Richmond is the perfect base for the discerning visitor to Tasmania.

Hobart is just twenty minutes away and Hobart Airport is even closer.

Historic Port Arthur is just one hour's drive.

Richmond is also an ideal point of departure for the East Coast, the
Derwent Valley and the historic towns of Oatlands and Ross in
Tasmania's Midlands.

In the Coal Valley, on both sides of Richmond, are some of the finest
boutique wineries in Australia, specialising in cool climate varieties
such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

 
Richmond Arms Hotel

Our photos are nowhere near as good as the above, but here they
are, for what they are worth :-)
We had great fun playing "tourist" just for you!

Take a look at these - a good example of "old" & "older"

    


There are quaint tearooms serving Devonshire teas and all kinds of
delicacies, old fashioned sweets and baked delights, and a
Georgian Mansion offers fine fare.

Richmond also includes a model village that was largely reconstructed
from original plans that depicts Hobart as it was in the 1820's.

 In early years Richmond was an important police district and the first
part of the Gaol was built in 1825, five years before port Arthur.

The bridge, built in 1823, enable easier movement of military, police
and convicts between Hobart and Port Arthur, as well as the
transport of goods.

When Sorell Causeway opened in 1872, this traffic no longer passed
through Richmond, and that is why the town remains much as it
was one hundred years ago.

No visit is complete without visiting the old gaol

It is the oldest penal settlement standing in Australia, older
even than the Port Arthur penal settlement.

This photo was taken while trying very hard to see "something"
of the gaol *grins* but we couldn't even get a glimpse of
the building.

   

There is one thing Richmond treasures greatly and that is ...



THIS SIGN!

It doesn't look much I know, but as the visitor arrives at Richmond
they learn from this sign, (the yellow triangle), that Richmond
won the prestigious Tasmanian Award.

"Tidy Town 2002"

Plus --
Richmond has been chosen, from the whole of Australia, to be the
venue for the announcement of the ...

... "2002 Australian Winner"

What a wonderful honour for this beautiful village!


 

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