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Title Australia's Heritage: National Treasures: Fremantle Prison - Ep 4 Of 10
Published Australia : ABC, 2011
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Summary Take a voyage of discovery with The Chaser's Chris Taylor as he reveals the secrets behind a fascinating mix of treasures from Australia's National Heritage List. Chris travels around Australia delivering historical snapshots of places from the National Heritage List. Established by the Australian Government in 2004, the National Heritage List is a collection of places that contribute to Australia's national identity.In this mini-documentary series, Chris talks with experts and enthusiasts, revealing fascinating insights into our famous and not-so-famous past. Visiting objects and places of significance, including Fremantle Prison and the ruins of the Dutch merchant ship Batavia in Western Australia, the Eureka flag and the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Victoria, Francis De Groot's sword in NSW and the Naracoorte Caves Fossil Mammal site in South Australia, Chris Taylor's enthusiasm shines a welcome spotlight on the sometimes forgotten gems that are an irreplaceable part of our national story.Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison is the best-preserved convict-built prison in Australia and is part of the earliest phase of European settlement in Western Australia. One of the last remaining links to the days of transportation, the prison was notorious for harsh conditions, including isolation in tiny cells. The conditions triggered wild riots in 1988 and the prison was decommissioned in 1991. Evidence of the hardships remains in the National Heritage-listed prison, including a flogging post, gallows and tunnels carved into its limestone foundations by prisoners.PRODUCTION DETAILS:A Screen Australia production
Event Broadcast 2011-10-25 at 10:25:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Fremantle Prison.
Prisons -- Conservation and restoration.
Western Australia.
Form Streaming video
Author Taylor, Chris, host