The Salthouse, Kingston

4.7
#6 of 9 in Historic Sites in Norfolk Island
The Salthouse was designed to retain sea water from the picturesque Emily Bay. The water partially evaporated here before being taken to the "salt pans," where the production process was sped by with the use of fire. Salt was among the most valuable commodities in the 19th century, used to preserve small rations of meat assigned to convicts serving out their punishment (of which a meager diet was an integral part) at the penal colony. Discover how to plan a Kingston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • I went for an early morning stroll to Emily Bay on the first morning of my visit to Norfolk Island. I found the Lime Kiln and the Salt House near Emily Bay. What great history and what a wonderful sub...  more »
  • Located in Kingston, All that remains is the chimney & some walls. Still take a quick look & read the plaque.  more »

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