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Bruny Island

Adventure Bay

Crew Quarters

While the headman lived in a comfortable stone house, archaeological evidence
indicates that the boat crews had less substantial accomodation. Two structures that were associated with crew accommodation were investigated. Both had stone fireplaces but the buildings themselves were of timber or bark. One of the fireplaces
had a brick hearth enclosed in a stone shell. The chimney was an unusual semi-circular shape - similar ones have been found at Port Essington in the Northern Territory, where it is believed they were built by a Cornish mason. Was there also a Cornish mason employed at Grass Point? 

Susan Lawrence

Fireplace at one of the crew quarters
(Photo Susan Lawrence) 

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