George Joseph Sheppard was posted to the
Tasman Peninsula with the 99th Regiment in
early 1854 and again later that year. Although
there were other postings on the Tasman
Peninsula, it is possible he was stationed at
Port Arthur itself.
Son John Thomas died 19th July at Tasman
Peninsula although it appears that George was
posted to NSW at this time. It is possible that
wife Matilda stayed in Tasmania whilst George
was posted away.
Tasman Peninsula: 1854/1855
Above: Port Arthur Penal Settlement.
Above: Site of the Barracks
Above: Remains of church at Port Arthur. It was never
consecrated because of the number of different
denominations that used it.
Above and below: The guard house where George may
have stood guard.