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The Church, Port Arthur

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  • The church was one of the last places we visited whilst at the historic site. It’s is truly breathtaking. Wedding photos here would be incredible. It is truly gorgeous and there is a lot to learn here...  more »
  • Great for photographers and history buffs. The church is a must see when at Port Arthur. The bells and the peeling is a good edition.  more »
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  • The old Convict Church at the historic Port Arthur Penal Settlement, was built by convict prisoners back in 1836-37 using stone and timber from the surrounding forest. It was devastated by a fire in 1884 so all that stands today is the stone outer walls. The Church, built in a Gothic style, was built on the high ground overlooking the penal settlement and was large enough to hold over one thousand during its services. It was compulsory that the prison population attend the Sunday service held in the church but this seemed to have little impact on reformation. It's very popular today for weddings and community events.
  • One of the nicest views from the inside of the church. It is like the ruins in a fictional tale. Awesome.

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