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Another view from the Port Arthur penal colony site.

The Separate Prison was designed to deliver a new method of punishment, reforming convicts through isolation and contemplation. Prisoners were locked up for 23 hours each day in single cells. Here they ate, slept and worked, with just one hour a day allowed for exercise alone in a high-walled yard.

Port Arthur is a small town and former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula, in Tasmania, Australia. Port Arthur is one of Australia's most significant heritage areas and an open-air museum. It is located approximately 60 kilometres (37 miles) south east of the state capital, Hobart.

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Additional Photos by Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10649 W: 63 N: 29870] (130965)
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