As we drove back to Launceston to drop off our rental car, we took a detour to Longford and visited the world heritage listed colonial farm centres of Brickendon and Woolmers.
Convicts were sent to Brickendon and Woolmers to work, be rehabilitated and converted into ‘good’ people. Without the employment of convict labour, these farms wouldn’t have survived, which was pretty much the norm for Tasmania and Australia in the early settler days.
After our visit, our car kind of decided to drive us out towards Liffey Falls, a significant meeting place for three Aboriginal tribes. Along the way a Bush Heritage Australia sign caught my eye, which was on the Oura Oura property once owned by former Green senator and party leader Bob Brown.
It was here where the Bush Heritage Australia concept was first conceived by Bob. He donated his farm as the first step in setting up BHA, which would later become one of many properties given back to nature and the preservation of Australia’s unique flora and fauna – all permanently protected from environmental and political vandalism.
We stopped and got out to take a look at the beautiful site, situated at the foot of the impressive Drys Bluff, also called Taytitikitheeker.
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