Weird Crap in Australia Episode 35 – Port Arthur Part 1: The Colony (1833-1877)

Episode 34 – Australia’s El Dorado
January 28, 2019
Episode 36 – Port Arthur Part 2 – The Port Arthur Massacre Part A
February 10, 2019

In the early days of Tasmania’s history, Port Arthur was known as a prison colony that catered for secondary offenders – people who committed crimes once brought to Australia were sent to Port Arthur to see out their sentences. Touted as being escape-proof, the prison was surrounded by bush, bugs and sharks. The prison itself was no picnic – history tells us that a third of the people sent to Port Arthur went mad within its cells. Why did such a phenomena occur? Join Holly and Matthew as they explore the history of Port Arthur Historical Site, both the good… and the bad.

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