Sunday, July 5, 2009

Port Arthur, Tasmania: A Ghost Tour Experience

A tour of Port Arthur Historic Site is part of the three-day weekend conference of the J.Reuben Clark Law Society Asia Pacific Conference held last July 3-5, 2009 in Hobart, Tasmania. Aside from the closing conference and the real witty, amusing and intriguing trial of Korihor of the Book of Mormon which will be held there, a Ghost tour is one of my huge reason for wanting to go there!

Port Arthur is the best - preserved convict settlement in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world according to the flyer I've read. It sits on a tranquil harbour surrounded by dense native forest.

Port Arthur has a story to tell through its impressive architecture (which was created through convicts labour), delightful gardens and chilling prison facilities.It is a different place when the night falls, full of mystery and intrique. Our ghost tour guide has lots of vivid stories that challenged my wild imagination, amidst the soft lights, silence of the nights and the outpouring of rain. (cold rain because it is winter time in Australia and there is still snow in Tasmania).

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