Richmond is a small town of less than 1,000, about 25km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region. Founded in the early 19th century, it is made a popular tourist destination by the many ancient structures and sandstone buildings from that time which are still intact.
A Brief History
Richmond was founded between 1823 and 1825, and the Richmond Bridge, Richmond's most famous landmark, is still standing, still in use, and the oldest bridge still in use in Australia.
St John’s Catholic Church was built in 1836, and is considered the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Australia.
Last updated 26/01/15