Trinity Burial & Prisoners Burial GroundPrint Page Print this page


Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland
A monument commmeorates over 5000 free settlers and covicts who were buried in the school grounds between 1831 and 1872.


Address:220 Campbell Street, Campbell Street Primary School, Hobart, 7000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.872948
Long: 147.321891
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Monument Designer:Brian Rieusset


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:April-2000
Front Inscription

Trinity Burial Ground
Prisoners Burial Ground

Dedicated to the memory of over 5000 free settlers and bond convicts buried in these grounds between 1831 & 1872

I sought the grave of my friend,
Amid the slumb`ring dead ;
In the yard wgere outcast men,
Are doom`d to lay their head.

Where the wrong`d and injur`d lie -
Neglected, and forgot :
And the raven`s mournful cry -
Alone bewails their lot.

Where the felon finds at last ,
An end to sin and crime ;
His weary pilgrimage pass`d,
And sorrow heal`d in time.

Where the free and bond both sleep,
In earth`s cold dismal cell :
And the gaoler death will keep,
And tend his pris`ners well.

I sought in vain for the place -
Where they had made his bed :
The sexton had left no trace
Of the forgotten dead !

Stranger ! would`st thou wish to hear -
Why I thus sought that grave ?
To mingle a comrade`s tear,
With ashes of the brave.

`T was to bid him sweetly rest,
Though in a foreign land ;
And plant a rose upon his breast -
Cull`d by a comrade`s hand.

To erect a humble stone -
In honor of the brave, -
With this inscription thereon,
"This is a patriot`s grave."

Poetry by Linus W Miller  State Prisoner from Canada  
Published in thge Colonial Times  Hobart Town, June 26, 1844

This humble stone monument designed by Brian Rieusset was erected by the State Government of Tasmania in April 2000


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design