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Port Arthur

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 1 March 2014 in Landscape & Rural.


Tasmania is not just all about landscapes - it is also about a lot of early history and especially of first settlements and penal colonies in Australia...

Port Arthur is a small town and former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula... it is one of Australia's most significant heritage areas and an open air museum....

the settlement started as a timber station in 1830, but it is best known for being a penal colony... from 1833, until 1853, it was the destination for the hardest of convicted British criminals, those who were secondary offenders having re-offended after their arrival in Australia... rebellious personalities from other convict stations were also sent here, a quite undesirable punishment... Port Arthur had some of the strictest security measures of the British penal system....

what you can see in this photo is a cross-section of the site with the remains of the main prison on the right and utility buildings and staff quarters on the left...

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/80 second F/11.0 ISO 200 40 mm

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