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Port Arthur Historic Site

  The Port Arthur Historic Site is Australia's largest convict heritage site with many buildings to explore and lovely gardens to wander through. Port Arthur operated between 1830-1877 with thousands of convicts working daily around the site.Visitors can view the Church which was build in 1836-37 by the convicts with the stone and some fittings made by the boy prisoners from Point Puer.   Wander into the Guard Tower and Officers Quarters where soldiers lived,ate and had their parade ground.
  The Penitentiary at Port Arthur could house 136 convicts on the first two floors in seperate cells and 348 in dormitory style accommodation on the 4th floor.
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