Port Arthur, Tasmania (Historical Site of old convict prison) - will be a great opportunity to earn more about the conditions my ancestors lived through!

The infamous, Port Arthur, Tasmania (Historical Site of old convict prison) - will be a great opportunity to earn more about the conditions my ancestors lived through!

Hells Gate lighthouse standing on the entrance to Macquarie Harbour, known as Hells Gate It is a notoriously shallow and dangerous channel entrance to the harbour. The name of the channel relates to the original convicts' claim that it was their point of 'entrance to Hell,' their Hell being the Macquarie Harbour Penal Station on Sarah Island and the outlying surrounds of the harbour. es Lighthouse | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

♖ Hells Gate Lighthouse, Macquarie Harbour, West Coast of Tasmania.

Convict ship lists, 1840s. Tasmanian Government Archives

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Port Arthur Historic Site - Tasmania, Australia

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Port Arthur, ruins of the penal colony established in the early days of settlement. Tasmania. Australia.

Port Arthur, ruins of the penal colony established in the early days of…

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Convicts logging - Fourteen convicts and 16 soldiers and their families settled at Macquarie Harbour on Sarah Island in January 1822. It became Tasmania’s first penal settlement. One of the reasons for the settlement on Sarah Island was Huon pine, a valued timber. Sarah Island was very secure. An escapee would have to get hack through impenetrable rainforest on the west coast of Tasmania to escape.112 convicts did escape: 71 died and 41 were recaptured, four having reached South America.

Convicts logging - Fourteen convicts and 16 soldiers and their families settled at Macquarie Harbour on Sarah Island in January 1822. It became Tasmania’s first penal settlement. One of the reasons for the settlement on Sarah Island was Huon pine, a valued timber. Sarah Island was very secure. An escapee would have to get hack through impenetrable rainforest on the west coast of Tasmania to escape.112 convicts did escape: 71 died and 41 were recaptured, four having reached South America.

1830-49 convict uniform. This image is attached to a great article describing the side seams being buttoned not stitched so the convict could dress without removing the leg irons.

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Book Week 2015 - convict uniform. This image is attached to a great article describing the side seams being buttoned not stitched so the convict could dress without removing the leg irons.


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