The Ship That Never Was

The Esplanade, Strahan

Alongside Tasmania’s longest beach, Strahan is also home to Tasmania’s longest running play.

The Ship That Never Was is a story about The Frederick, the last ship built at the convict settlement of Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour.

In 1834 it was set to sail for the new prison at Port Arthur. Instead, ten convicts commandeered the vessel in a mission for freedom.

The play runs for an hour and 15 minutes and is a great family outing.