Historic Houses of Tasmania
Tasmania has a wealth of historic houses built in the Old Colonial and Victorian styles of the nineteenth century. They range from humble cottages in the cities and towns to magnificent country estates set in extensive gardens. Those shown here are accessible to the public with several open by the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania).
© Rodney Garnett
Franklin House in Launceston was built in 1838 by convict labour for Britton Jones, a former convict himself who become a successful businessman. The entry portico with its Grecian Ionic columns is on a classically styled Georgian house.