Australia - Australian Convict Sites

"The property includes a selection of 11 penal sites, among the thousands established by the British Empire on Australian soil in the 18th and 19th centuries. They are located on the fertile coastal strip from which the Aboriginal peoples were then forced back, mainly around Sydney and in Tasmania, as well as on Norfolk Island and in Fremantle. They housed tens of thousands of men, women and children 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 property presents the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts."

1306-001 - Kingston and Arthur`s Vale Historic Area “KAVHA” - Norfolk Island
1306-002 - Old Government House and Domain “Old Government House” - Parramatta, New South Wales
1306-003 - Hyde Park Barracks - Sydney
1306-004 - Brickendon and Woolmers Estates “Brickendon- Woolmers” - Longford, Tasmania
1306-005 - Darlington Probation Station “Darlington”
1306-006 - Old Great North Road  - Sydney
1306-007 - Cascades Female Factory “Cascades” - Hobart, Tasmania 
1306-008 - Port Arthur Historic Site “Port Arthur” - Tasmania
1306-009 - Coal Mines Historic Site “Coal Mines” - Tasmania 
1306-010 - Cockatoo Island Convict Site “Cockatoo Island” - Sydney
1306-011 - Fremantle Prison - Fremantle, Western Australia 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1A - Norfolk Island
Maxicard of Australia Post. Thanks to Denny of Australia.

Postcard 1B - Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, Norfolk Island
Kingston from QE Lookout, Norfolk Island. Kingston is the capital of Australia South Pacific Territory of Norfolk Island. Thanks to Azzi of Australia who visited Norfolk Island.







Postcard 2 - Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney (1306-003)
Thanks to Sharon of Australia.









Postcard 3 - Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbor (1306-010)
Thanks to Sharon of Australia.








Postcard 4 - Port Arthur, Tasmania (1306-08)
Port Arthur, Tasmania - The Penetentiary, Guard Tower, The Asylum, Church ruins at Port Arthur. Thanks to Kimberle of Tasmania, Australia.





Postcard 5 - Freemantle Prison, Western Australia (1306-011)
Freemantle Prison is the largest convict structure in Western Australia. After 140 years of operation, it was decommisioned in 1991. Thanks to Heather of Australia.

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