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Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia - P1410120628

The church at the historical Port Arthur site in Tasmania, Australia. <br />
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Port Arthur's timber and stone church, constructed in 1836-37 is a lasting tribute to its convict builders.<br />
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Built on high ground to overlook the convict settlement, the church could accommodate over one thousand souls at its services. <br />
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The church was never consecrated, due to its use by prisoners of different denominations, but was representative of the authorities’ goal to reform the convict population through religion. <br />
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The church was destroyed by fire in 1884 and has undergone repeated conservation work throughout the 20th century.
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