Friday 5th June
Big day at Port Arthur, did the boat trip first then had a cuppa before doing the tour. That took nearly all day. Then we went around to Canarvon Bay and had our picnic lunch which was nearly 3 pm. Thank goodness for nibblies.
Port Arthur Penitentiary Port Arthur Boat trip out to the Islands, Isle of the dead and Pt Puer. This is the Guards towers and the officers quarters up the back. This is where the convicts made ships. Part of the ship building dock yards. Penitentiary, Originally this was built as a flour mill. Looking across to Canarvon Bay Pt Puer Jetty. This is where the boys prison was. 3000 boys some as young as 9 yrs old were sentenced to here from 1834 to 1849. Cliffs of the Isle of the dead Isle of the dead. More than 1000 convicts rest here, military, officers, woman and children. Very clear waters, pt puer The hospital over the back of the Penitentiary. The Cafe where the Port Arthur tragedy happened in 1996 inside the cafe. This is the serene memorial gardens dedicated to the victims of the tragedy. All the names are on this cross in the memorial gardens, they are beautiful. over view of the penitentiary, hospital up the back right hand side. Model of how is use to be back in the convict days Canarvon Bay, we had lunch here, so peaceful.