The Penitentiary

By ColleenA
Port Arthur in Tasmania is a really sad place. The ruins of the British convict colony is a stark reminder of the past.
The Penal station was established in 1830 as a timber getting camp using convict labour brought over by ship from England. From 1833 Port Arthur was used as a punishment station foe repeat offenders. It was built on a philosophy of discipline and punishment with religious and moral instruction. Many men were broken by the system while others were left rehabilitated educated and skilled. By 1840 more than 2000 convicts soldiers and civil staff lived here and Port Arthur was a major industrial settlement producing a range of goods and materials. Everything from worked stone and bricks to furniture, clothing boats and ships. The penal settlement closed in 1877.
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Happy New Year to all of you.

Tags: Tasmania Architecture Port Arthur

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1 Jan 2021 9:21AM
A lovely record of these historic buildings, Colleen.
A Happy New Year, and hopefully a better one.
viscostatic 14 49 9 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2021 9:32AM
Beautiful and interesting images Colleen.

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
1 Jan 2021 11:55AM
I've seen this on TV! We have a channel called 'Yesterday', and one of the programs it shows regularly is called 'Abandoned Engineering'. This interesting hour-long program features 3 or 4 buildings or structures from around the world in each episode, and explains it's history, this being featured in one episode.
A fine set presented here, Colleen 😃👍
A very happy New Year to you too, let's hope 2021 is a better one 😀
Trev 😀
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2021 12:23PM
A great set of images Colleen, wishing you a Very Happy New YearSmileSmileSmile

gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
1 Jan 2021 12:29PM
Quality images Colleen and an interesting history too.
gp Wink
scrimmy Plus
12 390 5 Scotland
1 Jan 2021 1:23PM
Happy New Year Grin
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2021 2:07PM
Excellent image, to start the New Year Collen. This building could tell a few stories...
Best wishes to you for 2021. Isabel GrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2021 2:15PM
A sad reminder of those penal colonies and all the people sent away from their homeland, some for
what would be minor offences today.
I hope 2021 will bring you happiness and peace Colleen..
1 Jan 2021 2:19PM
Excellent images and an interesting narrative, Colleen.
Happy New Year.
Richard Smile
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
1 Jan 2021 4:35PM
Good documentary photo of this building which I seem to recall seeing in a TV programme.
A fascinating history.
A fabulous set off images, Nicely presented, Colleen. 💕💕💕💕
Alffoto Plus
6 238 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2021 11:32PM
A fascinating insight into the history of these buildings, nice work Colleen!


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