Northern Midlands

Convict Brick Trail

Convict Brick Trail

The Convict Brick Trail at Campbell Town is dedicated to some of the nearly 200,000 convicts who were transported to Australia for almost 100 years from 1788 onwards.

The trail is located on the footpath in High St, Campbell Town and commences outside the historic premises known as the Fox Hunters Return which is adjacent to the Red Bridge. It extends to the CBD on the western side and to the IGA Supermarket on the eastern side.

The first brick was laid by Mayor Kim Polley on the 28 August 2003.

Please note that there may be some inaccuracies on brick inscriptions. Council was not responsible for collection of information or placement of bricks. If you believe there to be an error, please contact us with the relevant information, and we can note it on the database.

To search our online database listing the names of the convicts, please click here. You can also download a pdf file containing the details of all the bricks in the database by clicking here.

To view images of the bricks representing each ship that brought convicts to Tasmania, please click the links below:

Researching Your Family History

Norfolk Plains Northern Tasmania Family History

Norfolk Plains Northern Tasmania Family History was established in 2014. Our aim is to promote the history of the region through research and publications. We encourage the research of family history and offer support.

Our region is home to some of Tasmania's most iconic historical towns and includes two World Heritage Convict Sites:

Woolmers and Brickendon.

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