PORT ARTHUR FIRE 1895

PORT ARTHUR FIRE 1895

This article is primarily about the 1895 fire at Port Arthur in relation to the Model Prison, although the entire historic site was severely impacted. The Separate, or Model Prison at Tasmania’s Port Arthur closed in 1877. ‘Separate’ meant complete isolation. Inmates wore hoods if others were

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THE TASMANIAN SHADBOLTS

THE  TASMANIAN SHADBOLTS

LINDEN SHADBOLT – the child who stayed behind The following  is a  continuation of my  convict ancestors’ story  The Exoneration of Solomon Shadbolt. The first piece was prompted by what I saw as an unfair representation of  my three times great-grandfather, in the late   Maurice Shadbolts’s memoir

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