Tag Archives: AU – Australian Convict Sites

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fremantle prison reveals long-hidden secrets; ABC

Archaeologists working at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison uncover a trove of historical artefacts, including a piece of convict clothing, crude tattooing implements and designs, and a mysterious letter.

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Why You Need To Visit Australia’s Free-Thinking Town Of Fremantle Now; Sandra MacGregor; Forbes

A picturesque port city in Western Australia, Fremantle may not be at the top of most travelers’ Aussie itineraries—but it should be.

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Top 6 Island Holidays Near Sydney; Gypsy Rose; Weekend Notes

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The 10 Best Port Arthur Tours, Trips & Tickets – Hobart; Viator

Australia – Australian Convict Sites

A moving reminder of Australia’s harrowing history, the former convict settlement of Port Arthur was a key part of often brutal convict discipline within the colonial system. Today, the Port Arthur historic site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction, with museums and memorials devoted to telling the area’s history. The BasicsJourney back in time on a tour of Port Arthur and explore the vast ruins of the penal settlement, including the Penitentiary, Separate Prison, Dockyard, Port Arthur gardens, Coal Mines Historic Site, Cascades Female Factory, and Gothic church.

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Norfolk Island: A magical paradise set in the sea; Sandip Hor; Today Online

Perched 1,600km off the east coast of Australia, Norfolk Island claims to offer “360 degrees of wonder”. As it turned out, this is not just tourism spiel: The petite island is about three times the size of Pulau Ubin at 34.6 sq km and you are greeted with incredibly scenic views, awashed in shades of verdant green and watery blue everywhere you turn.

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Norfolk Island: a rich bounty; John Borthwick; Traveller

Norfolk Island has shaken off its reputation as a holiday destination for ‘the newly wed and nearly dead’, writes John Borthwick.

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Under cranes and canvas; Sean Mooney; Traveller

Sean Mooney leaves the tent and sleeping bags at home and opts for a family ‘glamping’ stay on historic Cockatoo Island.

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