The story of Bishopscourt is one of many people, places and moments spanning three centuries.
Find out about some of the people who have been associated with this place, walk where their stories unfolded, and learn about some of the people who shaped modern day Tasmania and the world around it, including the accidental leader of the Turning Point of WW2 in 1942, the D-Day invasion in 1944 and the surrender of the Germany Army in 1945.
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Eliza Wilson, a Housemaid aged 28, found herself in a Dublin court on 22 September 1840 accused of stealing. She received a 7 year sentence and, as it would turn out one year later, transportation to Van Diemens Land. Eliza left Kingstown Harbour on Sunday 12th August 1841 with 144 other female convicts and their 36 children, never to return. On arrival in Hobart Town on 26th December 1841, she was assigned to Thomas Horne and took up residence in the cellar at 26 Fitzroy Place with two other convict servants.