Port Arthur, Convict Era and Ghosts

Port Arthur, Convict Era and Ghosts

Port Arthur

  • In the 18th and 19th Centuries, criminals were sent to Port Arthur, for punishment.
  • they were forced to undertake a range of hard labor activities within the jail.
  • many died during their incarceration and were burried on the Isle of the dead.
  • they felled, transported and milled the timbers that they would use to extend the jail.
  • some were trained and given trades, but most just worked hard and long hours.
  • many of the buildings have survived two fires and are said to be haunted.
  •  this is one of the most historic tourist destinations in Australia and there are ghost tours hold regularly.



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