Point Puer | Friday Foto


Point Peur was a boys prison purpose built for the British Empire and was used between 1834 and 1849.  It was renowned for its strict discipline and harsh punishment.

It is just across the harbour from Port Arthur and can be accessed via boat and tour.  We however went quite by a different road driving down Safety Cove Road.  I was entranced by a pier I saw and we went to investigate.  Unbeknownst to use until we re-emerged from the area, a sign recommended to only go via a tour.  Whoops!

It was such a lovely area scenically and so Australian with the gum trees, beautiful beach with glorious colours and native grasses.  (I am sure at the time of the convict settlement it was none of these things to those poor boys who found themselves on the wrong side of the law.  They were separated from their families and sent here to a far away land, which most would never return back home and would make their lives here in Australia forming the backbone of our heritage).

It was raining on and off over the time we spent there which dampened the grasses and gave strong colour to all the scenery.   It was a misty day, too misty to go to Port Arthur itself so we explored different dirt roads in and around Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula.  It certainly gave it some atmosphere.

I will post more photos on this area and others in Tasmania in due course but just wanted to highlight one photo of my trip.

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  1. The picture is certainly very atmospheric ! Looking forward to other Tasmania pics. I love it there.

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    • Thanks WCs 🙂 They were some of my better shots I thought. I loved that day down that road it was great and not something in the brochure! Just perfect surprises around a few different bends in the road. You never know what you’ll find sometimes 🙂

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  2. Great post Kaz, and a very haunting photo to go with it!! 🙂

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  3. Gobsmackingly gorgeous shot Karen, love the very ends of the branches looking almost feathered in the mist and the layers of grey flowing away from the beach.

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  4. A truly beautiful photograph! Water colour is superb and the tree magnificently silhouetted against the grey/blue background. I also liked the sharp contrast of the bright greenness in the foreground.

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    • Thanks so much. It means a lot coming from a native 🙂 It was the perfect spot on a perfect misty day, I was so pleased with the outcome. A bright sunny day wouldnt have told the same story. 🙂

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  5. That’s beautiful – I really like the tones

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  6. Fantastic moody image! LOVE!!!!

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  7. Oh Kaz this is one of my favourites!! and I think of those poor boys!!

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    • Thanks Cybele I quite liked how they turned out as well. I had some of my best at the start of the trip which was nice. Yes those poor kids. I will do a post on this soon with some more photos. I didnt do any of the site as there was very little of the ruins left but will hopefully go into the story a bit more. We didn’t know it existed until we drove up to it so we were fascinated by the story and the surrounds. 🙂

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  8. Gorgeously composed landscape. That tree is especially fitting.

    I take it that’s one of your gum trees. The bark is a little darker and more scaly than I expect but the leaves in the upper right third do look like eucalyptus.

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    • Thanks so much it was beautiful country especially with the mist making everything so much more colourful. I think it might be a stringy bark gum?? but not quite sure. We think that part of the tree with the finger like tips is dying as maybe the roots have hit salt but the rest of the tree is okay with its roots. Hope thats right 🙂

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  9. Magical tree with fingers that reach out to touch you!

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  10. Beautiful colours – very atmospheric. Great accompaniment to the sad story.

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