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how are you spending the next 365 days? (okay, so it's actually been more than 365 days, but who's counting? :P)

i'll be ROK-ing and rawr-ing! come join me! :)

comments? questions? you can always send them to me at seoulitele [at] hotmail [dot] com!

**Nếu như An đã viết sai thì An xin lỗi trước! Mình còn đang tập viết tiếng Việt :)

24th
Apr
Thu

We took a ferry to see these islands after walking around for awhile.  The smaller island has over 1000 unnamed prisoners buried there.  The bigger island was where the young male prisoners lived.  Before being moved to this island, they were housed with the adult males; however, the older prisoners were teaching them more criminal behaviors so they were separated.

xo, ml

23rd
Apr
Wed

More Port Arthur…

xo, ml

22nd
Apr
Tue

Church at Port Arthur

xo, ml

21st
Apr
Mon

Port Arthur is a former convict settlement in Tasmania started by the British Empire during the 19th century.  Now it is a designated World Heritage site where many Australians can go to learn about their lineage.  It’s an open-air museum that’s very peaceful and somber.

When you go in the museum, they give you a card that is linked to a former convict.  Mine was a 13-year-old boy who had stolen umbrellas.  Most of the prisoners here were males and repeat offenders.

Port Arthur is very interesting because they seriously tried to reform prisoners by teaching them useful skills and trades to stop recidivism. This type of thinking was not common at the time so it was a huge undertaking.  I’m glad they took a progressive approach in helping these prisoners.

xo, ml

20th
Apr
Sun

Driving up Mt. Wellington!  Really beautiful and cold haha!

xo, ml

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