|UNESCO #1248 - Fremantle Prison (Top-Left Corner) - AUSTRALIA|
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Fremantle Prison - AUSTRALIA - UNESCO #1306
My friend Sami (a portuguese postcrosser living in Australia and one of the most faithful readers of this blog) sent me this card with four views from Fremantle - she was looking for one only showing Freemantle Prision (part of the 'Australian Convict Sites' UNESCO World Heritage Site) but this was the best she found. It also shows Esplanade Hotel, His Majesty's Hotel and Customs House (clockwise) - I found it hilarious putting one prison and two hotels on the same postcard! Thank you very much Sami for this card (I already had one from this WHS but it's from Tasmania) and for following my blog. This postcard took 8 days to arrive!
The property includes a selection of eleven penal sites, among the thousands established by the British Empire on Australian soil in the 18th and 19th centuries. Around 166,000 men, women and children were sent to Australia over 80 years between 1787 and 1868, condemned by British justice to transportation to the convict colonies. The Australian Convict Sites presents the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts.