Tasmania is an island state located to the south of the Australian mainland. It is a natural (1) with beautiful coastlines, mountains, tall forests and lakes. The (2) of Tasmania was 476,481 in March 2006 and the capital city, Hobart, had a population of 200,525.
The Tasmanian Aborigines first (3) Tasmania over 40,000 years ago. In 1642, Abel Tasman, a Dutch explorer, was the (4) European to sight Tasmania. He named it Van Dieman's Land. Tasmania became a place for British convicts when Britain's gaols became (5).
There are many places of great (6) for a tourist to visit in Tasmania. In Richmond one can find the oldest (7) still in use in Australia. Apart from this bridge and Richmond (8) village, there are many other places a tourist would enjoy. For walkers, Tasmania is a (9). Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain at Lake St Clair National Park are just two of the areas (10) for their beauty.