Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

Port Arthur

Port Arthur was a convict settlement dating back to the days when the English were exporting their criminals to Australia. There are still ruins that you can walk through and learn about life in the early Australian penal system. Two of the main attractions are the church and the prison ruins. You can see the old prison cells and gain a good feeling of how harsh life must have been back in the early days of Tasmanian settlement.Annie was intrigued by the Asylum and all the history that goes with the place.We boat toured around an island called Dead Island  and it is reputed over 1100 people are buried there from convict days Sadly in 1996 a person ( his name is NOT mentioned to avoid popular notoriety and I will honour that in this Blog) in the confines of the historic site ,killed 35 people and injured a further 21 he will NEVER be released from prison All in all it is well worth the $25 entry fee which includes ( if wanted) a conducted guide tour and a boat ride around some of the areas. We tried on ankle chains used by convicts and they are incredibly heavy BUT  Annie manged to escape !! People could get sent here for years simply for stealing a loaf !! (from England) ahh the good old days !


January 18, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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