Darlington Probation Station

Australian Heritage Council, 2008

National Heritage Assessment
The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons

About this assessment

The Australian Heritage Council found the Darlington Probation Station (1842-1850) of outstanding significance as Australia’s most intact example of a convict probation station.  It is a rare window on an important phase of convict management in Australia.  It is also significant for its association with Sir John Franklin, Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania from 1837-1843, who established the probation system (which replaced the assignment system).

In some cases the Minister will have made amendments to such matters as boundaries, values and descriptions, before listing the place. For final listing data visit the Australian Heritage Database or the National Heritage Listing for the Darlington Probation Station.

The names of individual assessors and nominators have been removed for privacy reasons.