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RICHMOND, on the Coal River about 25km north of Hobart and surrounded by undulating countryside scattered with wineries, is one of the oldest and best-preserved towns in Australia. Settlers received land grants in the area not long after the fledgling colony had been set up in 1803, and in 1824 Lieutenant-Governor Sorell founded the town, on the route between Hobart and the east coast. Soon, traffic to the new penal settlement at Port Arthur began to pass through, and Richmond's strategic location made it an important military post and convict station when Richmond Gaol was built in 1825; by the 1830s it was …
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Richmond Hill Hotel

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Richmond Food and Wine Centre

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Richmond Maze and Tearooms

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