Cutting edge technology is being used to bring the convict history of the Great North Road to life.
It was developed by the Convict Trail Project, in partnership with Cessnock City Council and the help of a $20,000 federal government grant and was launched at Wollombi on Saturday.
The 240km Great North Road was the first overland link from Sydney to the Hunter Valley and was built by convict labour between 1826 and 1836.
The app’s historical information is delivered in the form of a play, told through conversations between a number of convict characters involved in the construction of the road.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, March 5, 2013.