Taranna is a small township located about 10 km north
of the Port Arthur Historic Site on the Tasman Peninsula.
It was here
that Australias built its first railway, covering a distance of almost
7 km between the jetty at Little Norfolk Bay and the prison. The line was
designed to carry passengers and supplies being unloaded at Norfolk Bay to
save the ships the hazardous journey around Cape Raoul. As well as being
the first railway in Australia, it was also the only one
using human horsepower along the length of the line.
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