Point of No Return
A lost piece of history. Fascinating - Unforgettable.
Point Puer Boys’ Prison is located on a peninsula next to Port Arthur Prison in Tasmania. Established in 1834, it was the first of its kind and an experiment that aimed to rehabilitate young offenders. On opening, there were 68 boys aged from 10 – 20. The boys were given some opportunities to learn a trade, read and write. But, this depended on the skills and attitudes of the guards, many of whom were once prisoners at the notorious Port Arthur prison. Living conditions were rough and punishments were often brutal.