Guard Tower, Port Arthur, Tasmania

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Title

Guard Tower, Port Arthur, Tasmania

Subject

Castle, Charles O’Hara Booth, convict, crenellation, Guard Tower, Military Complex, parapet, Point Puer, Port Arthur, Tas, Tasmania, tower.

Description

The well preserved Guard Tower at Port Arthur, Tasmania, was a central part of the penal colony’s Military Complex. The tower was built in 1836 during the rule of Commandant Charles O’Hara Booth (1800-1851). It was built with convict labour, and the stones were shaped by the boys at the nearby Point Puer Juvenile Establishment. The guard tower is in a prominent elevated position and resembles a medieval castle tower with its crenelated parapet.

For the Military Complex see http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1142

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

October 7, 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

2xDigital Photograph

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“Guard Tower, Port Arthur, Tasmania ,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 26, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1139.