New Norfolk on the Derwent

(previous ... Governor Thomas Davey)

In 1807 the settlement at Norfolk Island had been abandoned by the British Government, and the convict (of which there were quite a few) and farmers, were brought to Tasmania. They formed a new settlement on the Derwent river , about 15 miles above Hobart Town, at a place they named "New Norfolk", in affectionate memories of their former island home.

(continues .... Bushrangers in Tasmania)


History of Australia