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East Coast Tas
Living in Tasmania we often hear about Port Arthur
settled years ago as convicts came into Tasmania.
I am not really a History person but my Husband
decided a holiday on the East Coast we had never
explored the East Coast of Tasmania before so off we
set on the 15/5/2017 for 4 nights staying at Triabunna
Caravan Park to have a break while explore Tasmania.
As I left I grabbed extra batteries can't go on holiday and
not take my camera for me I used the spare
because I snapped over 1000 photos in 5 days .
Digital camera means I can pick
my best photos to show case.
We did visit a lot of places but 2 places stood out to me
Maria Island and Port Arthur due to the history but it was
more than the history , for instance Port Arthur
is filled with hard labour , skills how
else could it be built ,Maria Island is
has the same feel but more peaceful feel .
let me take you on my Journey through my Journal
show casing these 2 places which I thought was magical
Maria Island so peaceful , 30 min Ferry ride
from Triabunna take coats ,water and food,
no shops what I couldn't buy one thing wow
it all had to be brought from Triabunna.
Loved looking at the old cement works ,
rusty slips , wildlife, it felt like we where the only
people on the Island . Indeed a magical place
surround by the sea off the East Coast of Tasmania
Photos below are a snippet of Maria Island
Chosen to share with you all because to me it summed
up a magical place , rusty slips and wheel tell you they
have been there for many years
have been there for many years
edge of Maria Island surround by seas
wildlife so happy to watch you walk pass
letting you snap great photos
Cement works so tall amazing
how they made a living form the Island
Triabunna to Port Arthur about 1 hour and 30 mins
on a cool Autumn Day , came here many years ago
on school camp on the memories , they used to lock us up
in one of the old jail cells
I couldn't get over how much it had changed once
we parked and walked in now they have a big complex
where you pay.
we made it in time for the boat cruise which so 30mins
of course my camera came out and I was in clicky land.
As I walked around taking photos I was in awe of how it was bulit
as a child I didn't really care about that fact or the history
The hard work that when into the buildings you
would have to think hands had sores on them blisters etc .
The buliders would be worn out of a evening .
Women trying to wash with wash boards no automatic
appliances to save time .
Women cooking by wood fires to feed everyone.
I had so much appreciation
Photos below are snippets of Port Arthur,
they give meaning to my appreciation of
how they built it
I took may photos of Port Arthur
these photos also show the History
of buildings , gates and one photo shows
how beautiful it looks on a cloud cover day
Port Arthur taken from the Ferry
showcases how high buildings were guessing
to accommodated everyone,
the windows had steel bars so there was no escape
one of many buildings that was still standing ,
we could walk through , I loved the workman ship
in the buildings , brick work , windows fitted and if you
look closely you can see sign of modern times
I took this because of the gate only reason for this photo
it does however show you how old things are and still standing
amazing with Tasmania's rough weather at times.
Did you notice the top ?
those pointed arrows caught my attend
I can't climb very well so imaging myself scaling over
this gate late at night wouldn't end good.
really love the oldness of this gate
complex photo shows the inside structure
when I was a kid a lot of teh buildings where roofed
to go back and see steel beams , lots of protect fences ,
walkways , made me realize Port Arthur is aging garefully
it has changed a lot in structure .
It's main reason will never change where Convict's lived
more History on Port Arthur can be found on there site here