The archaeology of a convict probation station


At the Kerry Lodge site, around 40 convicts worked to quarry stone for the Kerry Lodge Bridge, just south of Launceston, Tasmania. Very little is known about the conditions under which they worked and lived. This project aims to reveal their stories.


Archaeology Project

Find out how the archaeological investigation of the site is unearthing new information about the lives of convicts and staff.

Kerry Lodge Archaeology Project is an initiative of the University of Manchester, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and the Launceston Historical Society.


Art Project

Bringing together artists with archaeologists to explore ways to document and re-imagine this site.

Kerry Lodge Art Project is an initiative of the University of Tasmania, in collaboration with the Kerry Lodge Archaeology Project.