Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

Historic Site in Eaglehawk Neck

Down on the Eaglehawk Neck isthmus – where once the barking Dogline dissuaded convicts escaping from Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula to the south – the only remaining structure from the convict days is the Officers Quarters Museum (1832; as it happens, the oldest wooden military building in Australia). Inside is a series of rooms loaded with historical info, covering the Dogline, escapee prisoners and the erudite bushranger Martin Cash.