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Maria Island - Convict Barn

Virtual Visit

As you take a look around the Convict Barn, (built c. 1844), be careful not to disturb any nesting Cape Barren Geese!

Interior of Convict-built Barn (Steve Johnson)
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The machinery and wooden carts inside the Convict Barn remain as they were left by the last people to work the fields of Darlington. Feel free to wander around inside this real-life museum.