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“Convict past”

Highfield Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Stanley
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Highfield Historic Site is an 1830's farm complex built by convict labor. The Van Diemen's Land Company chose to settle in the area to establish a large scale sheep grazing property. The site is open to the public and interprets the conflicts that arose with the Company's men and the Aboriginal people. The house and outbuildings are being restored by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service as the property had fallen into disrepair. The site is open daily from 1 September - 31 May, open weekdays from 1 June - 31 August
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Another chapter in our shameful history. People must visit these places to truly understand how free labour was used by the invaders.

Thank Juliannno
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

If you love history, this is a must do. Beautifully maintained grounds, well kept homestead, which has been repaired beautifully. Great way to see what life for some people was like 200 years ago.

Thank Adamvdrake
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Highfield is a must visit for anyone fascinated by the history of the area, of Tasmania and in fact, of Australia. The displays remind us of the hardships of colonial times as well as informing about those who lived here before white settlers and how they suffered at the hands of the newcomers. The place has helpful staff, excellent maps and really good toilets. It's well worth a visit.

1  Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

If you visit Stanley, you must add this to your ‘to do’ list. Very worth the visit, great photo opportunities and historically interesting and confronting.

1  Thank Patricia Y
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A reasonable entry fee allows you to explore this beautiful and very old home. You are given a map and are able to explore at your own pace. There is a lot to see, including a cellar, and the gardens are also worth a look, as well as the outbuildings. The view of the Nut is stunning from here. There are very clean toilets in a building outside.......lovely ones.

1  Thank D_Walton2013
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