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Port Arthur Tasmania

G’day

Port Arthur is one of those places that should be on the list of every Australian history buff.

It’s an easy 1-1/2 hour ride south-east of Hobart, with lots of scenic spots along the way. Once there, you could easily spend a couple of days just wandering through the ruins.

Just as well the entry ticket is valid for two days entry.

Thank You Mr Google

Thank You Mr Google

Port Arthur was first settled in 1830 as a timber settlement but became a penal colony between 1833 and 1877. It was by far Australia’s harshest convict prison and was home to convicts transported from England to Australia who had re-offended after their arrival in Australia.

This place was for the worst of the worst,where even the guards were flogged.

There is heaps of information on Port Arthur around the web if you’re interested, so I won’t go into the history of the place in this post.

I will however share with you some of the photos I took while we were there.

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Port Arthur From Mason Cove

Mason Cove – Port Arthur

The Penitentiary

The Penitentiary

Law Courts And Guard Tower

Law Courts (Foreground) And Guard Tower (Background)

The Hospital

The Hospital

The Dockyard

The Dockyard

The Church

The Church

The Church

The Church

Government Gardens

Government Gardens And Church (Obscured)

Government Gardens

Government Gardens

Government Gardens

Government Gardens

Government Garden Arbour

Government Garden Arbour

The Separate Prison

The Separate Prison

Parsonage (Foreground) - Accountant’s House (Background)

Parsonage (Foreground) – Accountant’s House (Background)

Parsonage

Parsonage

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10 responses

  1. Port Arthur: where even the church looks like a prison. 😉

    Totally cool pics, Ghost.

    Liked by 1 person

    June 8, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    • Thanks Ry. It’s actually quite eerie walking around the old site, seeing all the sandstone buildings and imagining how they must have been and how the people lived

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      June 8, 2016 at 2:42 PM

  2. Eerie, I imagine… I followed the link and wandered around their site: Apparently they offer an after-dark, lantern-lit Ghost Tour. Now, that would be a good time.

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    June 8, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    • I wanted to go to that too! But I didn’t fancy dodging Roo’s at 11pm on the 60+ Mile trip back to Hobart :-/… maybe next time I’m down there I’ll stay somewhere closer

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      June 8, 2016 at 2:51 PM

  3. Yeah, I was wondering about ghost tours, like they do at Alcatraz in San Francisco.

    All the old architecture looks really neat and the grounds pretty today, but just imagine the hell-hole it would have been back in the day.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    June 9, 2016 at 5:59 AM

    • Yes where even the guards were flogged for minor offences. Wouldn’t have been a nice place I’m sure

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      June 9, 2016 at 6:59 AM

  4. Love those shots of the church.

    Liked by 1 person

    June 10, 2016 at 6:55 PM

  5. Beautiful pics of what must be a very eerie place, even in the daytime. The evening tour would be fun/scary, but I share your fear of wildlife on a night ride home.

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    June 13, 2016 at 10:44 PM

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