Are Tasmania’s Historic Coal Mines Haunted?

Tasmania, Australia

The Coal Mines are today no more than seaside ruins, offering a striking contrast to the rugged terrain that surrounds them. Yet, there is more than meets the eye to these crumbling ruins, they offer an insight into Australia’s brutal past of convict labor and are claimed by some to harbor ghosts. These were the first operational coal mines in Tasmania and they remained in service for more than 40 years. The settlement here utilized […]

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Ghosts of Port Arthur: Most Haunted Place in Australia

Tasmania, Australia

Port Arthur is one of the most important historic sites within Tasmania and the whole of Australia. Although it was a place that provided fundamental building blocks for modern-day Tasmania, it also incurred a dark history in the making. Many believe the site’s dark past to have resulted in an array of hauntings and ghosts. Towards the end of the 1700s, Britain was unable to continue sending its convicts to the Americas and Australia became […]

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The Hobart Convict Penitentiary’s Ghosts: Hauntings of Tasmania

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

The Hobart Convict Penitentiary was one of Tasmania’s earliest prisons. It consisted of a gallows where many drew their last breaths, cells, including some underground solitary cells, courtrooms and a chapel specific to convicts. More than 40,000 prisoners were to pass through the penitentiary’s doors between 1821 and the 1960s when the prison was closed and partially demolished. Having held thousands of hardened criminals in a maximum-security setting, as well as seeing the executions of […]

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Tasmania’s Haunted Parliament House

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Parliament House in Tasmania’s Hobart has stood proud since 1840. The imposing building takes up space in the popular part of the city known as Salamanca Place. It was originally built as the Customs House, yet its purpose has evolved over time as Tasmania continued to mature. It wasn’t until the early 1900s when this space was occupied solely by Tasmania’s parliament. Since then, many rumors have formed that the building may be haunted in […]

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The Haunted Drunken Admiral: Ghosts of Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

In a prime position along Hobart’s waterfront is a beloved restaurant. The Drunken Admiral has served the crowds of Tasmania’s capital for many years since 1979 to be exact. Yet, the building it is held within has a history that dates back even further. In 1869 a building opened along Hobart’s dock that was to be used as a jam factory, yet would eventually become the Drunken Admiral restaurant we know today. It is told […]

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The Ghost of Princes Park and Mulgrave Battery: Haunted Tasmania, Australia

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Princes Park is a serene retreat providing visitors with stunning views of the water surrounding Hobart. It is a public park that today contains a friendly playground where children gather. The park is also a popular meeting or picnic place where many visitors remain oblivious to the historic value this area offers. Princes Park exists in one of the oldest parts of Hobart known as Battery Point. The area was once an acting stronghold where […]

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Lenna of Hobart Ghosts: Haunted Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

The Lenna of Hobart is a historic mansion in Tasmania, Australia. It today functions as a hotel, bar and restaurant, all whilst maintaining its original integrity and structure. The grandiose sandstone mansion was built in 1874 by Alexander and Harriet McGregor. Alexander was a shipbuilder and merchant by trade, using the property and its strategic placement to assist him with growing his fortunes. He set about having a large turret added to the roof of […]

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The Ghost of Hobart’s Theater Royal, Tasmania

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

The Theater Royal is an ornate Georgian style performance house dating back to 1837. It was built by the founder of the Cascade Brewery, Peter Degraves, who sought to construct a public theater and add life to Hobart’s docks. Due to the poor standing of the neighborhood which developed around the theater, it wasn’t always used to host fabulous performances, yet became a place where cockfights, boxing and even religious meetings were used to fill […]

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