Sunday, 10 November 2013


Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. At the 2006 census, Richmond had a population of 880. Richmond's most famous landmark is the Richmond Bridge, built in 1823 to 1825, around the time of the town's first settlement. It is Australia's oldest bridge still in use. St John's Catholic church was built in 1836, and is considered the oldest Roman Catholic church in Australia.

The town was initially part of the route between Hobart and Port Arthur until the Sorell Causeway was constructed in 1872. Richmond is best known as being preserved as it was at that time. It is a vibrant tourist town, with many of the sandstone structures still standing.

This post is part of the Scenic Weekends meme,
and also part of the Sunday Bridges meme.


  1. Beautiful photos and also of a bridge!
    Have a nice sunday! RW & SK

  2. Beautiful bridge and a lovely town!

  3. Historic community. Fine photo series.

  4. Great post, Nick! «Louis» is fascinated by the town being largely preserved as it was in the 19th century.
    He recently discovered the town of Ferndale, California (pop 1,366) which also is much as it was in the 19th century. (Two glimpses of it are HERE and HERE.) Ferndale's buildings are in the Victorian style.
    In posting your Richmond Bridge, you've reminded «Louis» he should post a shot of the Richmond bridge that is less than 5 km from «Chez la Vache». He hasn't shown this bridge in more than a year...

  5. Great photos from this lovely place


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