Sunday, 26 September 2010

Richmond, Tasmania, Australia

One more autumn card for today, this one comes from Australia (where it's actually spring at the moment unless I'm very much mistaken).

Richmond is a town 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 by convicts using hand carts, around the time of the town's first settlement. It is Australia's oldest bridge still in use. Yeah, you can see Australia is not a very old country - something built in 1823 would not be considered very old over here. ;)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful postcard. I love old bridges like this. :)