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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village - Longford

Saturday - 9 May 2015

Today we decided to visit Brickendon Colonial Farm Village which is one of Tasmania's oldest farming properties, settled in 1824 by William Archer. The farm has been continuously operated and lived on by his direct descendents, now in their 7th generation. In July 2010, Brickendon Estate along with its neighbouring property, Woolmers Estate were listed jointly as a World Heritage Site being part of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.

The two Estates are regarded as the most significant rural estates in Australia having the second largest number of convict workers and still retaining a living history from early European settlement to the present day.

In the evening we had dinner at the Happy Chef Restaurant in Longford with Brian and Lynn, who are old friends of Paul and Lee. An excellent meal with good wine and good company.

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

The Granary circa 1830

The Granary circa 1830

Capped piers known as staddle stones to keep the vermin out

Capped piers known as staddle stones to keep the vermin out

One of two Sussex Barns

One of two Sussex Barns

Inside the Sussex Barn

Inside the Sussex Barn

Di with Chappy and Lee

Di with Chappy and Lee

Old farm machinery

Old farm machinery

The Chapel

The Chapel

The Bakery

The Bakery

Woolmers Estate in the distance

Woolmers Estate in the distance

The origins of the 5th wheeler

The origins of the 5th wheeler

Brickendon Homestead

Brickendon Homestead

Weeds in the lawn

Weeds in the lawn

Coach House and Stables

Coach House and Stables

A couple of peeping toms at the Coachman's Cottage

A couple of peeping toms at the Coachman's Cottage

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