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Tasmania’s Top Seven Convict Heritage Sites

By Emma, Australia, November 2011

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Tasmania’s shores saw the beginning of Australia’s white settlement. Originally known as Van Diemen’s Land, the colony was established in 1803 as a solution to overcrowding in British prisons. Out of the POMs’ (Prisoners of Her Majesty) hard labour came many great buildings and sites that can still be visited today.

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