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Sarah Island



Maybe if I read the brochure it will be more interesting! Or is it, no mobile coverage so I can't just stand here with my hands empty.


Sarah Island PenalSettlement was started in 1822 for male convicts that had been convicted for a second time. The men processed the logged timber that was used in ship building.

There was a rocky outcrop 1 mile away that was 40 yards long and 8 yards wide this is where they put the women. The women crushed shells to make lime that was used in the mortar.


Sarah Island



Maybe if I read the brochure it will be more interesting! Or is it, no mobile coverage so I can't just stand here with my hands empty.


Sarah Island PenalSettlement was started in 1822 for male convicts that had been convicted for a second time. The men processed the logged timber that was used in ship building.

There was a rocky outcrop 1 mile away that was 40 yards long and 8 yards wide this is where they put the women. The women crushed shells to make lime that was used in the mortar.


comments (10)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Mar 2013, 04:07
I must go down there did you fly and then rent a car
Aussie: Yes flew then had hire car. These two are not together one is my travelling companion
Something's killing off the kids...
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Mar 2013, 06:55
I'm glad the women weren't forced to do the heavy work! And maybe they were even able to swipe a couple of pretty shells from time to time?
Aussie: Oh it was hard. They cut down the couple of trees that were on there rock. They had to make their own shelter and were exposed to wind rain storms sun etc.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Mar 2013, 07:24
Kids & facts do not always agree with each other: the oil & water syndrome
The children seem less than gripped by the history that surrounds them.
The kids are too exhausted to bother about the historical surroundings Aussie!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Mar 2013, 10:08
Yes, typical. The women end up with the great view.

As you know I have toured Ireland Sept of last year. I remain under the impression of how cruel one human can be towards another.
Even half a world away, kids are bored. Some things are universal. I stayed in Port Arthur when I was in Tasmania. Such a life the prisoners had!
  • Chad
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 6 Mar 2013, 14:34
I visited this place in 2004 Aussie, it felt very sad.
I like the sleeping child Aussie... it was a long day for him... you have captured a lot of history with just one shot....petersmile

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