Australian Convict Sites

Australian Convict Sites 2Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Visited: Sept 16, 2014

Site Type: Cultural

Inscribed: 2010

Background and Opinion:

Before passing by Sydney on a long layover from Malaysia to New Zealand, my knowledge of Australian history was limited. To my understanding, thousands and thousands of prisoners were pretty much dropped off in this new British territory to fend for themselves. A century or two later, they somehow escaped, became advanced, and had the will to fight in WW2 all the while becoming a first world country. Read more