Trinity Burial & Prisoners Burial GroundPrint Page
|Address:||220 Campbell Street, Campbell Street Primary School, Hobart, 7000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.872948|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Brian Rieusset|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||April-2000|
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