Traveling to Australia, this stop came to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Richmond Town is one of the oldest towns. It is about 30 minutes’ drive from Hobart. The three oldest in Richmond Town, among which Richmond Prison is the oldest and best-preserved in Australia The prison, built in 1825, is one of the best protected prisons in Tasmania. A British criminal, Aiqi Solomon, was once detained here. When you visit the prison, you can see the dormitory, whipping yard, kitchen and storage room of the chain prisoner, recreating the life of the prisoner in the past. There is a fee to visit here, and the entrance fee is 15 Australian dollars.
Richmond Gaol is "the oldest and best-preserved colonial prison in Australia". Richmond Prison was built in 1825. As early as 1833, the famous Port Arthur Prison was used to hold felons from the Australian colony. One of the labors that prisoners in Richmond Prison participated in was the construction of Richmond Bridge. According to reports, the construction of Richmond Prison actually lasted 15 years from 1825 to 1840. The oldest part of the complex was built in 1825. At that time, the building not only provided prisoners with day and night cells, but also had guards' accommodation. Later, more buildings were added year by year, including the detention house in 1834, the kitchen in 1835, single and female prison cells, and the wall in 1840. From 1877 to 1928, Richmond Prison was used as a local detention facility and then closed. It was reopened as a historical site and tourist attraction until the 1940s. You need to buy a ticket to visit Richmond Prison. I don’t have time and I am not very interested. I have visited the Port Arthur Prison. Richmond is a small prison, even if it is the oldest in Australia, it probably doesn't mean much. This is just my personal thoughts, I didn't even want to discredit the purchase of tickets to visit inside! In addition to the oldest stone bridge in Australia (1823), the oldest Catholic church (1836) and the oldest prison (1825) in Richmond, this historic town is also decorated in a Georgian style. The building is famous. In these stone buildings, there are now coffee shops, pastry shops, toy shops, gift shops, art galleries and museums. Generations of artists and craftsmen have been attracted to this town, and their works can be seen everywhere in art galleries and coffee shops. We tasted mango ice cream at the Sweets & Treats chocolate shop, and ate apple pie at the Richmond Bakery, and then wandered through various small shops to experience the fun of going back in time. Picture 1: The entrance of Richmond Prison; Picture 2: A part of the appearance of Richmond Prison; Picture 3: The back wall of Richmond Prison.
If you look carefully, it is quite distinctive.