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During the first half of the 19th century Britain sent unwanted convicts to Tasmania. Remains of the penal settlements can be seen at Port Arthur, Sarah Island, Ross, Maria Island, Saltwater River (Tasman Peninsula), Eaglehawk Neck historic site and other places. Some convicts had trained in the professions and the trades, including architecture and building, and many of Tasmania's notable older buildings were designed and built by convicts or former convicts.