Tag Archives: Tasmania

Far from Ross River Fever

Stonemason and Tasmanian convict Daniel Herbert  was baptized on 17 February, 1802, in the Paul Street Independent Chapel, Taunton, Somerset, England; the son of Daniel Herbert, a Corporal in the 6th (Inniskillen) Dragoons. In March 1827, with James Camble and … Continue reading

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The Isle of the Dead is real

The Isle of the Dead contains the remains of buried convicts and penal colonists who occupied the out-posted penal colony at Port Arthur in Tasmania from 1830-1877.  According to legend, banished Irish Convict John Barron, was monarch of all he … Continue reading

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