Red Feather Inn, Tasmania

red feather inn tasmaniaA convict-built sandstone coaching inn is home for 15-year-old Veronica Clarke, of Hadspen, Tasmania, and her parents.

“The Red Feather was the first changing post for horses pulling coaches and carts from Launceston to Deloraine and Westbury,” Veronica said.

Built in 1845, the inn closed its doors in the early part of this century and fell into total disrepair – aided by vandals – until 1971 when the Clarkes bought the inn and restored it.

Today they have a sound-and-light presentation in which visitors are taken back in time to 1845. Seated on hay bales,they listen to tales of the early days of the inn and hear the clatter of coaches arriving.Finally a Waggoners’ Supper is served.

– The Australian Women’s Weekly, Wednesday 8 October 1975, page 47.

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  1. I used to own that Inn. It was actually built in 1843 by George Sprunt for his wife Grace.

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