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... a small group on tour. We learned a lot about both platypuses and echidnas, Australia's monotremes (egg laying mammals for those of you who can't remember) and got to feed the echidnas. The tour guide with Seahorse World was excellent and we were the only family on the tour and so we had her full attention. Did you know the male sea horses carry the eggs, fertilise them and then give birth? Yay, that was really exciting to learn. We saw the nursery where they are ...
... family and by aged 9, you were responsible for your actions and could be sent to jail and not just the local jail but to Port Arthur on the other side of the world by boat. I can’t imagine saying goodbye to your 9 year old as he has been sent to a jail in Australia. In fact Port Arthur was the site of the first boys' reformatory in the British Empire, called Point Puer (the word 'puer’ means boy in Latin). You would think you would need to have ...
... Wheeler explained their point of view. We wanted out...fast.
Today our plan was to go to Trowunna Wildlife Park to look at the beautiful Tasmanian Devils.
We had picked Trowunna after seeing a documentary back at Geveston some months ago. We don't like zoos this, however is a private wildlife park relying on their volunteers. We were ...
... br> The town of Sheffield made a name for itself by having lots of murals painted on walls around town. Pam was taken by one in particular (see photo).
We also went to a raspberry farm and café, where we had some tasty food made including local raspberries. There are lots of touristy places to go (e.g. caves, salmon farm, honey), but we are only including those of particular interest to us.
Bill & Pam
... Cascades. The living conditions were terrible and the punishments atrocious. The first thing the women endured was to have their hair cut off. If it was in good, healthy condition it was sent off to make wigs, if not it was sent off to form material to make bricks. They estimated that around 900 babies born at the factory did not survive. If a convict fell pregnant and the baby survived, they could stay with the baby until it was weaned, then they were ...