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Port Arthur Penitentiary Ablutions Yard-Phase I
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 I (ca.1854-ca.1863), when the yard was divided into four discrete exercise yards, separated by a central ablutions block housing privies, urinals and wash tubs. The surrounding walls have been cropped from the model.
For Phase II: https://skfb.ly/Z8Z6
Model by: Peter Rigozzi