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Port Arthur ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site

History Port Arthur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Tasmania. While it is famous as being a penal settlement, it began as a small timber station in 1830. However, by 1833, the Tasmanian government converted the site into a penitentiary for convicts. Transportation The British government considered the Port Arthur location ideal for a penal colony. Firstly, the area is remote and easily monitored by guards. Secondly, a shark-infested ocean was on one side, leaving the […]

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