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Today the sun shined hooray! So our planned trip to Port Arthur historic sight to see the famous penal colony from the 1830s was on. We found the road from Hobart to The Tasman Peninsular, where Port Arthur is, interesting and because it was sunny we could really appreciate the stunning scenery. The road hugs the coast some of the way, but there are tree covered hills alongside, with green rolling fields between. There was evidence of relatively ...
I look at the cell as the leg-irons are locked around my ankles. I walk around a little. In movies prisoners in leg-irons look as if the irons are heavy. It is true. These things are heavy and make walking difficult!
Tasmania is the closest point in Australia to the Antarctic Circle! I was here for a week or more and the high temperature held around 50F most days. I looked at the forecast and found a day when it should warm up a little, though, ...
... back of the bus. I’m glad some parents listened to the guides telling them people with small children should sit in the middle of the bus, I love nothing more than the screams of terrified kids and an emu or ostrich appears beside them, pecking at the cup in their hands.
2nd stop was the camel and alpaca enclosure. None of them wanted food, only 1 camel came over, and some of the alpaca escaped while the gates were opened.
3rd stop ...
When I was about 19 or 20 years old I used to get a rock climbing magazine called High. I can still see the picture on one of the front covers in about 1995 of a sea stack called the totem pole. I was so amazed by it I always hoped I'd see it one day. Today was nearly this day! Having had a lazy morning and leisurely brekkie after a cold night (sleeping bag zipped up all the way!) I chatted to the rangers about walking and red and black spiders. I learnt that any spider with a ...
... with any other convicts. This form of solitude prison was based on one in England and it was said to drive the men mad. Hence, there was an asylum right beside the Separate Prison and many of the men ended up in there.
For a while, boys were placed in the same penitentiary as the men. At just seven years old, a child was considered an adult and legally responsible for his own actions and behaviours. In England, there were many poor boys who were forced into crimes ...