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Convict road gang cells excavated in Tasmanian archaeology dig

University of Tasmania students uncover Chinese porcelain and harsh conditions for convicts

Solitary cells that were used to house convict road gangs in the 1830s have been excavated by archaeology students during a two-week training course organised by the University of Tasmania.

The cells were part of the Picton Road station near Kempton, which was a base for convict labour to build a highway connecting Hobart and Launceston.

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