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The Savage Dog Line at Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania

“The grey and the grisly, the rough and the smooth, the crop-eared and lop-eared, the gaunt and the grim”. These were the words used by draughtsman and painter Harden Melville (in 1837) to describe Tasmania’s Dog Line, a savage canine demarcation that prevented escape from Australia’s premier convict settlement, Port Arthur. They could almost describe …

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