Darlington - TAS

  Historic Site


DEG: -42.581551 148.065201
DMS: 42º 34' 53.58" S 148º 03' 54.72" E
UTM: 55 G 5285102mN 587410mE
Altitude: 12.92m


Address & Contact

Frenchs Farm Coastal Route TAS 7190
Phone: 03 6257 1420
Email: N/A
Web: https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/maria-island-national-park


Located on Maria Island, Darlington Probation Station was a convict penal settlement from 1825 to 1832, then later a convict probation station during the last phase of convict management in eastern Australia (1842–1850).

The site contains several relatively intact buildings and structures from this earlier era and of the 78 convict probation stations once built in Tasmania, the buildings and structures at Maria Island are regarded as the most outstanding representative example.

Maria Island was an ideal location for a probation station as it was away from the free population and had natural resources for the convicts to labour on. As well as this, its island location made prisoner escapes difficult. At its peak, the number of convicts totalled 492.
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Closest Weather Station

Maria Island at 19/10:00am EST
Distance from Darlington 9.75km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Orford (Aubin Court)
Distance from Darlington 15.89km W
Mean Max. °C22.021.920.618.415.713.313.014.015.717.318.720.4
Mean Min. °C11.812.
Mean Rain mm48.545.546.157.658.053.056.562.151.659.764.963.4

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