Australia – Kerry Lodge

This project will examine the archaeology of incarceration and unfree labour within the mid-19th century British penal colony of Tasmania, Australia. During the 2015 season, our research will primarily focus on Kerry Lodge, a convict station established in 1834 approximately 8 kilometres (5 miles) south of Launceston. Over its 14 years of operation, Kerry Lodge resembled a self-contained industrial settlement, with male convicts enduring a harsh regime of enforced labour based around sandstone quarrying, stone cutting, and construction of both Strathroy Bridge and the associated route of the main highway.


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