Armchair Travel:Richmond Tasmania

Richmond is another attractive Tasmanian town. Like Oatlands, it has many old buildings dating from the convict era. The Richmond Bridge, built between 1823-5, is Australia’s oldest bridge still in use. Richmond is located in the Coal River region and is only a short drive from Hobart so over the last few decades it has become a popular tourist destination. There are antique and gift shops, restaurants and other attractions. Our favourites used to be the Richmond Maze, Old Hobart Town the miniature village, Teddies on the Green and a large gift shop that had wonderful Christmas decorations for sale. Sadly, and inexplicably to us, the maze closed a few years ago. I’m sad that I can’t go there again. The Teddy Bear shop has also closed. I think that Old Hobart Town was still open the last time that I was there with Naomi.

Here are a few photos, some of mine and some of Naomi’s.



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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