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Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area

Address: Norfolk Island, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The sites are well looked after and the stories the guides relate can take you right back in time and can be quite gruesome and blood chilling but most informative and very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A most interesting place but the site of great cruelty to the convicts. Incredible to think that these poor souls built such substantial structures that are being restored for the future.

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There is so much to learn from the history and influences of the three major periods of settlement and lessons from the past which are now part of the fabric of Norfolk Islanders and sadly to me, the lack of appreciation by our state authorities in recognising the significant contributions made to the first Sydney settlement in its first ten... More

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Gladstone, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Tag along tours run my museum was well worth the time and very worth while, as they provide a lot of the places history.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A lovely place to visit with the buildings beautifully maintained.Looking around the old convict area and wharf was just great, you feel what it must have been like.(not good) The grave yard is worth a look around.

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Sippy Downs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

'Tag along tours' very informative, and not very expensive, $25 for 4 museums and coffee. Sally filled us in on all of the history and was very informative

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Liked everything about this area and it is very interesting finding out the history of it. Even the locals still go down to watch the boats unload.

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North Queensland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Kingston historical site was very interesting and the setting on Slaughter Bay is very picturesque. Doing an organized tour of this area is a must while you are on Norfolk to gain an insight on what happened during the second penal settlement.

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Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There is more history on this little island than you can take in with just one visit and this area has most of it. We will go back one day for longer than just one week to do it justice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Lovely swimming, peace and quiet, good dining, spectacular views, luxury accommodation, warm hospitality, perfect weather.

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