A Visit to the Fremantle Prison

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It was during the mid-1800’s when the history of the first convict establishment in Australia began. British convicts were sent to Perth in Western Australia to build the Fremantle Prison. Adults and young children, men and women were all contained in this prison at a point in time. Built limestone walls, cramped in tiny cells, shared a bucket of a john – this was the life of the convicts. Walking through the hallway of prison cells shows visitors how the cells have evolved through time – from hammocks to bunkers, from tables to televisions. And when you find a small room with paintings all over the walls, you begin to wonder which thousand words were painted by an imprisoned convict in his lonely cell.

Photostream: Fremantle Prison

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