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.