Monday, April 25, 2016

AUSTRALIA - Australian Convict Sites

"The property includes a selection of eleven penal sites, among the thousands established by the British Empire on Australian soil in the 18th and 19th centuries. The sites are spread across Australia, from Fremantle in Western Australia to Kingston and Arthur's Vale on Norfolk Island in the east; and from areas around Sydney in New South Wales in the north, to sites located in Tasmania in the south. Around 166,000 men, women and children were sent to Australia over 80 years between 1787 and 1868, condemned by British justice to transportation to the convict colonies. Each of the sites had a specific purpose, in terms both of punitive imprisonment and of rehabilitation through forced labour to help build the colony. The Australian Convict Sites presents the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts." -

Postcard 1: Cockatoo Island

"Cockatoo Island is in Sydney Harbour and was a jail for convicts in the 1840's.
It was here they filmed X-men and Wolverine...", shares Penny.
Thank you so much Penny for sharing with me wonderful UNESCO postcards!

Postcard 2: Great North Road

Awesome postcard! Thank you so much, Penny!

Postcard 3: Hyde Park Barracks

Another great postcard. Thank you so much, Penny!

Postcard 4: Port Arthur

Thank you so much Don for this great card of Port Arthur Penal Colony
and for sharing with me lots of informations about the different buildings on the picture.

The 11 penal sites constituting the Australian Convict Sites:

 1. Cockatoo Island Convict Site (New South Wales)
2. Great North Road (New South Wales)
3. Hyde Park Barracks (New South Wales)
4. Old Government House (New South Wales)
5. Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area (Norfolk Island)
6. Brickendon and Woolmers Estates (Tasmania)
7. Cascades Female Factory (Tasmania)
8. Coal Mines Historic Site (Tasmania)
9. Darlington Probation Station (Tasmania)
10. Port Arthur (Tasmania)
11. Fremantle Prison (Western Australia)

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