Very typical old house
Chapel Booths for prisoners in solitary confinement so they couldn't see neighbors
View from Commandant's House
Monday 16 January 2006
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
I woke up early but went back to sleep and barely left myself enough time to ge
t ready. I had decided to skip the conference first day events as they were really
not too relevant. Instead I took a Grey Line tour to
This is a national historic site on the Tasman peninsula, 100
kilometers south of Hobart. During the 1800's it was a huge penal
colony. The setting was gorgeous and the stories very interesting. I
went with Joe and Linda.
View from boat looking back at Port Arthur Prison Complex
The bus stopped at a national park site with beautiful rugged
coastal scenery near Eaglehawk Neck -- the narrow isthmus that kept
prisoners from escaping the penal colony.
Devil's Arch in Tasman National Park
We got back to the hotel just in time for the conference reception.
Ruin of barracks for prisoners at Port Arthur -- former flour mill
Building on left was insanse asylum. On right is solitary confinement jail. Quaker idea of contemplation as reform
Me trying out shackels