Sunday, 16 August 2020

Australian Convict Sites

This site is spread across Australia and includes 11 penal properties established by the British Empire

Darlington Probation Station
 This postcard was sent by Penny

Darlington Probation Station was a convict penal settlement on Maria IslandTasmania (then Van Diemen's Land), from 1825 to 1832, then later a convict probation station during the last phase of convict management in eastern Australia (1842–1850). - in: wikipedia

Darlington Probation Station

This postcard was sent by Krystiina

A number of the buildings and structures have survived from this earlier era relatively intact and in good condition, and of the 78 convict probation stations once built in Tasmania, the buildings and structures at Maria Island are regarded as "the most outstanding representative example". in: - wikipedia

Port Arthur Historic Site
This postcard was sent by Rosie

Port Arthur is a small town and former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula, in TasmaniaAustralia. Port Arthur is one of Australia's most significant heritage areas and an open-air museum.
The site forms part of the Australian Convict Sites, a World Heritage property consisting of eleven remnant penal sites originally built within the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries on fertile Australian coastal strips. - in: wikipedia

The 11 penal sites constituting the Australian Convict Sites (in red what I have):

  • Kingston and Arthur`s Vale Historic Area 
  • Old Government House and Domain
  • Hyde Park Barracks
  • Brickendon and Woolmers Estates 
  • Darlington Probation Station 
  • Old Great North Road
  • Cascades Female Factory 
  • Port Arthur Historic Site 
  • Coal Mines Historic Site 
  • Cockatoo Island Convict Site 
  • Fremantle Prison

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