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A Day in the life of the English Penal Colony

How do you get free labour when building your empire?

Send your population halfway around the world for free slave labour by sending your convicts!

People who were convicted of stealing as little as a loaf of bread were sent to Tasmania, and sentenced to many years of forced labor.

One of the biggest colonies was at Port Arthur.

  • Last visit to Port Arthur: Aug 2005
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  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Nice job! I'll go in February, not August.

  • cnango's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Love your pictures & informational tips. I would definately want to spend all day here and take all 3 ferry tours. Thanks for visiting my Bulls page.

  • saraheg77's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2005 at 1:17 AM

    It WAS remarkable! :)


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