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Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Hobart

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site - Hobart, Australia
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Arthur Highway, Eaglehawk Neck, TAS 7180Map
Tasman Peninsula
+61 3 6230 8235(Tourist Information)
Overview

The infamous Port Arthur Penal Colony was built on the Tasman Peninsula because it was easily secured by the narrow isthmus at Eaglehawk Neck. Tethered dogs, especially trained to warn soldiers of escapees, guarded the narrow strip of land. An excellent museum now occupies the original Officers' Quarters, which is reputed to be the oldest remaining military building in Australia. There is a restaurant, coffee shop and an information center close by, making this a perfect stop before exploring the Peninsula.

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