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Port Arthur Ghost Tour Take a lantern-lit ghost tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site, one of the most haunted locations in Australia! Hear spooky tales about this UNESCO World Heritage-listed former penal colony, including chilling paranormal encounters from the present day, and enjoy after-hours access to Port Arthur’s atmospheric grounds and buildings. When the gates to Port Arthur Historic Site close to the general public, enter a haunted world on your lamp-lit, af...

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Captain Arthur Phillip who led the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. He established the penal colony that was to become Sydney and served as the first Governor of New South Wales from 1788 to 1792.

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The Rocks Sydney; originally the penal colony for the prisoners brought from England...now a very trendy night spot!

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May 13, 1787. The First Fleet leaves for Australia. 11 ships left England for Australia, to establish the penal colony that would later become Sydney. 1487 people were on the ships, including 778 convicts. It was one of the most ambitious sea voyages attempted up to then -- it took 252 days to get there, on a round-about voyage going through Tenerife and Rio de Janeiro. 48 people died en route -- a death toll of only about 3%.

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Gertrude Smith, a pickpocket who always worked with Dolly Mickey around the Barbary Coast. She was also given six months in the County Jail with Dolly, and left town with Dolly,

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