Our bus trip this week took us through Campbell Town which is about 68km south of Launceston.
This is a picture of The Grange built in 1847.
The Elizabeth River and Campbell Town were named by Governor Macquarie after his wife Elizabeth Campbell.
One of the attractions in Campbell Town is the convict trail of bricks, telling the stories of those who were sent to Australia as convicts.
Can you imagine a 14yr old being convicted and sent on a boat across miles and miles of ocean to a land not even properly established. Months and months at sea, the risk of not even making it to the destination.
Never to see family and home again.
No phones, no mail, no email, no television images, no photos in wallets.
Can you imagine it happening to your child?
Makes the world a vast, lonely place.
Story after story stretched for metres and metres up both sides of the street.
Many of them so young. Many probably just trying to feed a family.