Richmond bridge is Australia's oldest stone arch bridge
In the 1820's, Richmond became one of Lieutenant-Governor Arthur's police districts. The gaol, court house, barracks and a watch house were erected. Richmond continued to grow, largely because of its importance as a convict station and a military post. The sandstone arches of Richmond Bridge have spanned Tasmania’s Coal River since 1825. Built by convict labour, it is Australia’s oldest surviving large stone arch bridge. The completion of the bridge saw the town of Richmond and the surrounding region rapidly expand.
By 1835, Richmond was Tasmania’s third largest town and had grown into an important military outpost and convict station. Richmond became a transport hub for travellers travelling between Hobart and Port Arthur.
Richmond is one of Tasmania's most popular destinations, steeped in history, it is family-friendly and a attraction for food and wine lovers. It is nestled in the heart of the Coal River Valley. The village is famous for its Georgian architecture, with beautiful heritage buildings dating back to the 1820's. Most of these house galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums. The Richmond Gaol is also the oldest gaol in Australia.
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Romans 8: 18 – 27
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Romans 7: 14-25
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