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Land and Coast Care
1. Rokeby Watch House c.1850
The restored sandstone Rokeby Watch House now stands as a private home, where once the building contained three cells, rooms for the constables, a watch house keeper and a magistrate, a retiring room and a day work room for prisoners. A nine foot high slab fence, affixed to the walls, not only secured the prisoners, but enclosed the two outside "dunnies".
Following the trail, we can imagine on the Rokeby High School grounds, the 19th century Hawthorne cottage, with its steep stairs to the attic, and its lean-to bathroom, just before the stables of the "Bayview" farm which, during the 1960s, were used for the Hobart & District Riding School.
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