Darlington Probation Station
|Darlington Probation Station|
View of one of the buildings (the Commissariat Store) within the Darlington Probation Station precinct.
|Status||Australian National Heritage List
World Heritage list
|Designated||2010 (34th session)|
|Part of||Australian Convict Sites|
Darlington Probation Station was a convict penal settlement on Maria Island, Tasmania (then Van Diemen's Land), from 1825 to 1832, then later a convict probation station during the last phase of convict management in eastern Australia (1842–1850).
A number of the buildings and structures have survived from this earlier era relatively intact and in good condition, 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", of such cultural significance they've been formally inscribed onto the Australian National Heritage List and UNESCO's World Heritage list as amongst:
" .. the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts."
- Australian Convict Sites
- Maria Island National Park: First Convict Era (1825-1832)
- Maria Island National Park: Second Convict Era (1842-1850)
- "Darlington Probation Station (Place ID 105931)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment.
- Chapter 1 of Australian Government's "Australian Convict Sites" World Heritage nomination Accessed 5 August 2010
- Australian Department of Environment, Water, Heritage, and the Arts "Darlington Probation Station" webpages 6 August 2010
- Australian Department of Environment, Water, Heritage, and the Arts "National Heritage" webpages 6 August 2010
- Australia's Department of Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts "World Heritage: Australian Convict Sites" webpage
- UNESCO's World Heritage "Australian Convict Sites" webpages Accessed 2 August 2010
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