Colebrook (Jerusalem)


Colebrook is a town in southern Tasmania. It started life with the name of Jerusalem. Colebrook has an Online Access Centre which records that The Colebrook (Jerusalem) area was established with several large land grants in 1823 but unlike the other areas of the southern midlands, convicts weren't brought to the area until 1834. With the establishment of the Probation System, a contingent of convicts was quartered at Jerusalem where they commenced work on a Goal and Courthouse. This building is of fine sandstone and is now a private residence and is open to the public by appointment. Source: Colebrook Online Access Centre