Port Arthur Historic Site

Delve into Tasmania’s history at the Port Arthur Historic Site. The Port Arthur site is a former convict settlement and penal colony formed on the Tasman Peninsula in the 1800s. The site is one of Australia’s most significant heritage areas and includes ruins of the main penitentiary, church, and watch tower, set amongst 40 hectares of land.

http://www.portarthur.org.au/

 

Image Courtesy of Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy