Escape From Port Arthur Tour
Introducing the Escapes from Port Arthur tour, a walking true crime adventure novel. You'll meet cunning and criminal characters, some clever, some courageous and some without hope.
“I made the keys and can escape from the prison with them whenever I like.”
Drunken and incompetent warders were easy prey for the enterprising Henry Singleton. When they gave him access to keys, he saw his chance.
Private Robert Young's headstone reads: “His melancholy fate doth plainly prove/the frail uncertainty of human life”.
Two convicts risked their lives to save Robert from drowning. Were they his friends, or were they hoping for a reward?
"Surgeon’s report; bad. Behaviour; idle and disorderly.”
The fiery young Scottish highway-woman tested the system to its limits but, given trust and respect, she turned her life around.
Port Arthur will welcome 3,650 passengers from the Majestic Princess.