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Port Arthur

Port Arthur , Australia http://www.portarthur.org.au/
61 3 6251-2310

This settlement on the Tasmanian Peninsula was where convicts were sent when they committed yet another crime while in Australia. As a secondary penal colony, Port Arthur was designed to be a place of unremitting subjugation and hardship. As Robert Hughes wrote in his majestic epic of Australia's founding, The Fatal Shore, it became "the closest thing to a totalitarian society that would ever exist within the British Empire.

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