The "river" that was excavated by the prisoners, which runs through the settlement.
The main prison building, originally a mill. The roof is gone, and not much survives bare the walls.
The only visible remains of the original wharf, with the Isle of the Dead in the background.
A testament to the winter weather in tasmania - one foot thick walls.
A favourite of Tasmanian tourism is called Interpretation. It basically lets them recreate, alter and build on top of existing structures in the hope of aiding people imagining history. In this case of this timber-work, it only seems to ruin the atmosphere.
Much like some of my Alcatraz Prison photos, the convicts had a really nice (and cruel) view.
More "Interpretation". I'll admit it's neat to get up on the second storey and look down, but you can't hide the hideousness of this.
Yet more "Interpretation".
More great views for convicts.
The variation in building materials is huge, it seems they used everything they could muster.
At the other end of the scale, the Commandants Residence is an awesome period-built home with views over most of the settlement.
Some of the intricate timber-work inside.
There used to be two turrets (so say old photos) but now only one remains.
The stone-work on the turret.
The entrance to the hospital.
The remains of the hospital.
This is what it looked like when the penal settlement was active. And no, I wasn't there to take this one. :p
Down one side of the hospital.
More "interpretation", with beds suspended where the floor used to be.
The hospital ruins from above.
Port Arthur has some surprising deterioration that almost looks preventable, but is by no means as bad as the Coal Mines (see my photos on that for more info).
The ceiling in one of the later-built penal buildings.
Cells in the "Seperate Prison", built after they worked out psychological treatment might be better than physical torture.
The other end of the Seperate Prison.
An impressive timber ceiling and sunlight dome in the centre of the Seperate Prison.
These were originally four yards, but the walls have long deteriorated away. The ground mustn't have been too good for handball, either.
This section was closed to the public, but I managed to squeeze my lens through a hole and take this photo.
The other yard with a better example of the old walls.
A general view of Port Arthur.
The view above Remarkable Cave.