The Fox and Hounds Inn
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... Once a thriving community estabished originally in 1830 as a timber town, to harvest the abundant Blue Gum Eucalyptus, the Myrtle, the Blackwood and the Huon Pine. Using convict labour, the site which eventually covered one hundred acres and three hundred buildings, also included a prison, a hospital and an asylum for the insane. By 1840 it was home to two thousand convicts, soldiers and civil staff.
Transportation to Van Diemen's Land ended in 1853 and ...
... 65039;) among other things. I followed everyone else downstairs and at least the card made sense. You matched it to a convict and followed their story. Mine was a Joseph Johnson! The site was mainly used as a prison for repeat offenders within the Australian colonies. We went on a 40min walking tour and a 25min boat tour to learn about various aspects of this settlement. Realistically I would have liked one or even two days there, there was so much to see. I ...
... cloudy, cooler start to the day and as we drove further south the grass became markedly greener and the clouds greyer and the next moment the rain started. We missed the turnoff down Arthur Highway but thought the GPS was sending us down a small track so we thought we knew better, turned the GPS off as we didn't want to make a U-turn, and went on down on our own scenic route....until we reached the gravel and had to turn around as we were obviously on the wrong track. We ...
... the dead and Puer Island where up to 800 boys from aged 9 to 17 were held prisoner. After an interesting talk and watching a couple of short plays we began to understand more about how Port Arthur was established as a penal colony and what life was like for prisoners, the military and free men. Strong winds and rain have now sent us back to our room for a cup of ...
If I had my choice I probably pick adventure boating over prison but I decided to do both today. The brochure said it was one of the top ten things to do in the world maybe a little over stated but it was pretty awesome & they have won a lot of awards for best tourist attraction in Tasmania .You can see in one of the pics the boat with three three hundred horsepower motors and they ...