• No longer a pit stop and much more than a place to dump prisoners, Tasmania is a kind of cabinet of curiosities

    1 month ago - By Los Angeles Times

    For 175 years, explorers and adventurers spent their last night in Hobart, Tasmania , before setting off into the unknown, icy wasters of the Antarctic in search of fame, science and the South Pole. For 50 years, it was also the notorious last stop for about 75,000 prisoners from the British Empire. ...
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