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Bruny Island

Adventure Bay

The Main Building

The largest and most substantial structure on the site was a stone building 12 metres long and 5 metres wide. It was initially built as a two roomed structure with a brick fireplace and a doorway at each end, and was expertly constructed of coursed random rubble, using the local granite. Subsequently, the fireplace in the southern room was filled in and removed and the northern room was further subdivided into two compartments, one of which had a stone flagged floor. This may have served as the quarters of the headsman, or manager, on the station. Outside the front door in the sheltered nook created by the corner of the fireplace, a whale vertebrae stool, fish scales and clay pipe fragments show where someone sat out of the cold southerly winds.

Susan Lawrence


The crew excavating the main building
(Photo Susan Lawrence)

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