Port Arthur is a small town on the Tasman Peninsular.  It is one of many memorials to our heritage of convict transportation, from Britain and Ireland, and subsequent incarceration in appalling conditions.

Stewarts Bay Lodge is majestically set on the waterfront of the Peninsula, with beach on one side and Ladies Bay on the other.

This Tasmanian bridge was built by convicts in Ross in 1836.  Photo by Dan Fellow.

This Tasmanian bridge was built by convicts in Ross in Photo by Dan Fellow.

Tasmanian convict William Buelow Gould created his Sketchbook of Fishes in 1832 while incarcerated at Macquarie Harbour on the west coast. It is the first record of many species of fish, including the freshwater crayfish and the unique spotted hand fish. The historic sketchbook was on Friday night inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

(Pot bellied) seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis) from the "Sketchbook of fishes", by Van Diemonian (Tasmanian) artist and convict William Buelow Gould

Port Arthur Convict Settlement, Tasmania, Australia- Awesome history of Australia

Port Arthur Convict Settlement, Tasmania, Australia (formerly Van Diemens Land). My great x 5 grandfather was here for a while. Transported to Hobart in 1830 from England.

A piece of fiction loosely based on my great great great grandfather...convict and Tasmanian artist: William Buelow Gould

A piece of fiction loosely based on my great great great grandfather...convict and Tasmanian artist: William Buelow Gould

Tasmanian Dance Card Holder ~ lovely piece (my Great Grandfather was transported to Hobart Tasmania as a convict in 1851, he later married and lived in Launceston where my Grandfather was born so I especially love this piece I found these pics on a website has nothing to do with my family)

Ok so now I am teasing you . just a tad! This beautiful piece of Tasmaniana/Australiana is not for sale! It is one of the most amaz.

Tasmanian crime statistics 1866-1875 | Tasmanian photographer | Thomas J. Nevin (1842-1923)

Tasmanian crime statistics 1866-1875 | Tasmanian photographer | Thomas J. Nevin (1842-1923)


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