Port Arthur Tasmania
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.
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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