Port Arthur

Stock Photography By Rodney Garnett

Established in 1830 the Port Arthur penal station developed to house over 2000 convicts, soldiers and civil staff a decade later. It was closed in 1877, lots were sold off, building demolished for their materials and the site was ravished by major bushfires in the 1890s. The fascination of the convict past remained and establishment as a tourist destination started the day the site closed.

Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Port Arthur, Tasmania
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Image Details for Port Arthur

1. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Church (1837)Port Arthur historic site. [2009 215D-057 1x1]

2. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Church (1837)Port Arthur historic site. [2009 215D-019]

3. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Church (1837)Port Arthur historic site. [2009 215D-055]

4. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Penitentiary (1857) Port Arthur historic site. [2009 215D-020]

5. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The church, built in 1837, had its wooden spire blow down in 1876 and the fire of 1884 reduced it to a ruin. [2009 220D-050]

6. Port Arthur, Tasmania. Port Arthur historic site from Mason Cove. The Commandant's house is on the hill to the left, the hospital the hill in the centre and the penitentiary close to the edge of the cove. [2009 218D-010]

7. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Penitentiary is a prominent landmark of the Port Arthur historic site across Mason Cove. [2009 216D-006]

8. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Separate Prison (1849) exercise yard, Port Arthur historic site. [2009 215D-038]

9. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Penitentiary (1857)Port Arthur historic site with the hospital (1842)on the hill behind. [2009 215D-001]

10. Port Arthur, Tasmania. Civil row (1842-48)is a group of houses built for free officers and their families separating their private lives from the workings of the penal settlement. Interior cameo of a bedroom. [2009 220D-040]

11. Port Arthur, Tasmania. Civil row (1842-48)is a group of houses built for free officers and their families separating their private lives from the workings of the penal settlement. Detail of garden wall. [2009 220D-049]

12. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Hospital (1842) Port Arthur historic site. [2009 215D-030]

13. Port Arthur, Tasmania. Looking through an arch of the former hospital to the laundry. [2009 219D-025]

14. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The hospital constructed in 1842 had wards for 80 convict patients. It was built on top of the hill to catch healthy breezes. The Catholic church bought the building for use as a college until bushfires in the 1890s reduced it to a ruin. [2009 218D-006]

15. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The structure to the left is the laundry and past it up the hill Smith O'Brien's cottage. [2009 219D-015]

16. Port Arthur, Tasmania. Accountant's House and Civil Row of executive's houses behind. Port Arthur historic site. [2009 215D-052]

17. Port Arthur, Tasmania. Civil row (1842-48)is a group of houses built for free officers and their families separating their private lives from the workings of the penal settlement. View to the harbour from behind Quality Row. [2009 214D-001]

18. Port Arthur, Tasmania. William Smith O'Brien was an Irish protestant politition and Port Arthur's most famous political prisoner. He had special treatment and lived alone in this cottage converted from a former stables building. [2009 219D-024]

19. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Commandant's study. [2009 219D-043]

20. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Separate Prison (1849) Port Arthur historic site. [2009 215D-039]

21. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The landscape setting of Port Arthur tends to mask the hardships associated with the history of the site. Espaliered tree against a garden fence. [2009 219D-013]

22. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Pauper's Mess (1864). Port Arthur historic site. [2009 215D-029]

23. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The landscape setting of Port Arthur tends to mask the hardships associated with the history of the site. Rolling lawns and autumn colouring. [2009 220D-025]

24. Port Arthur, Tasmania. Some streets of the Port Arthur historic site are tree lined providing a contrast to the more open areas around the main prison buildings. The avenue to the church runs beside the more opn and formal government gardens. [2009 219D-007]

25. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Asylum (1868) Port Arthur historic site. [2009 215D-035]

26. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The Asylum (1868) built to house 100 patients from Port Arthur and throughout Van Diemen's land. [2009 219D-021]

27. Port Arthur, Tasmania. Well restored skylights on a small structure adjcent to the Penitentiary. [2009 219D-029]

28. Port Arthur, Tasmania. The memorial garden commemorates the shooting of 35 people and the injury of many more on 28 April 1996. The rustic cross with the names of the victims is in the shell of the former Broad arrow Cafe where many died (sepia with coloured flowers). [2009 217D-002 BnW]

 

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