Tasmania’s first penal settlement - Sarah Island

Updated September 29 2016 - 1:28am, first published 12:36am
Remnants of the penitentiary, bakehouse and solitary cells can still evoke images of this island's notorious convict past.

Sarah Island in Tasmania's south west wilderness is remembered as a place of degradation, depravity and woe. So wrote the Tasmanian historian John West in 1842.

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