Beginning At The End | Richmond Historic Cemeteries Walking Tour

29 St Johns Cir, Richmond TAS 7025, Australia

Saturday, Feb 24

Sunday, Feb 25

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Join us as we consider the convict experience at Richmond by looking at the graves of some emancipists and consider the fates of some convicts who died in servitude. There will be other interesting stories thrown in as we move around the historic sections of St John’s Catholic and St Luke’s Anglican Cemeteries.

This tour is guided by two local historians and researchers Michelle Harris and Lee Milne.

Michelle’s extensive knowledge of the locations and occupants of marked (and some unmarked) graves in the historic portions of the cemeteries is the subject of her newly released ebook, Beginning at the End: A Guide to Richmond’s Historic Cemeteries.

Lee has contributed to several publications on historical people and places, and used to conduct walking tours of the historic village of Hamilton in the Derwent Valley and was a founding member and secretary of the Hamilton Historical Society.

Michelle and Lee will share some of the stories from the book and showcase their extensive historical knowledge on this tour.

Tour Start Point: St John’s Catholic Church, 38 St Johns Circle, Richmond

A hat and sturdy shoes would be of benefit, given the irregular surfaces at both sites.

Tour Times: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February 2024, 10 am – 11:15 am

Duration: 75 Minutes

Cost: $5 per person


Richmond | Coal River Valley

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Place of Worship

Architectural Period



History of Richmond


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Uneven Surfaces

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