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Port Arthur Penitentiary Ablutions Yard-Phase II
Begun in 1854, the Port Arthur Penitentiary was designed to accommodate over 480 convicts. Converted from a Flour Mill and Granary, the building contained both separate cells and an open plan dormitory. As part of the conversion, an area at the rear of the building was given over to an ablutions block, exercise yards, stores and laundry.
This model is of the Ablutions area, part way through archaeological excavation. Investigation of this area was carried out by PAHSMA during January-May 2016, by a team of six archaeologists. The model shows the site during Phase II (ca.1863-77), during which time the original ablutions block was converted to a Day Room and the flanking exercise yards given over to ablutions functions.
For Phase I see: https://skfb.ly/Z8ZW