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The Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) is one of 11 historic sites that form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property and was inscribed on the UNESCO  World Heritage list in July 2010.

The Australian Convict Sites presents the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts.

The site is a living showcase of Polynesian settlement, Convict and Pitcairn Islander history. The Site is well known for its picturesque character and outstanding Georgian buildings and evocative ruins.

The Four Settlements:

Polynesian Settlement before 1788
First (Colonial) Settlement 1788 - 1814
Second (Penal) Settlement 1825 - 1855
Third (Pitcairn) Settlement 1856 to present day

Visitors to the Site can visit the 4 Kingston museums, play a game of golf on the World Heritage course, walk the cemetery, and swim in Emily and Slaughter bays.

Prison Barracks and New Gaol.
Drone new gaol


Entrance to the New Gaol.
Gallows 2

The Kingston Pier.
Drone - Kingston pier


Pentagonal Gaol.
Pentagonal aerial lores


Emily and Slaughter bays.
 Drone beaches


The golf course and Cemetery.
Golf course


The Crank Mill
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Commissariat Store and New Military Barracks.
Drone buildings on Q Row