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Lots of history

A guided walk through the Barracks was well worth while. It is interesting to see the condition... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob S
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Hervey Bay, Australia
Georgian Beauty

I loved the Georgian architecture and this building had an added advantage being the verandas. This... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
shelley w
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17 Mar 2018
“Georgian Beauty”
22 Jan 2018
“A Place to Appreciate History”
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Norfolk Island, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A guided walk through the Barracks was well worth while. It is interesting to see the condition with it being so old. A must visit.

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I loved the Georgian architecture and this building had an added advantage being the verandas. This apparently is an Indian influence but it would have suited the tropical atmosphere of the island.

Thank shelley w
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a place to visit and think about history. The site of a former British Penal Colony, you can muse upon the difference between the conditions under which the prisoners lived and those under which the administrators and wealthy lived.

Thank Roger P
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Tis place had so many good and bad stories such hardship, harsh treatments, I would like to rate every thing on your page as one big PLUS I visited most f them but too many to go over one by one it is all very...More

Thank Bette W
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Like all the building that have historic value on Norfolk it is worth the visit. I just try and imagine what the life would have been like for them and the hardships involved

Thank 835cdj
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Barracks along with every other old building in Kingston is so rich in history and a must see. Take your camera!

Thank 417majella
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Kingston is a very interesting area of NI, with many historical buildings in various states of repair. The Barracks are well preserved and show us what living conditions were like almost 200 years ago. The Barracks are part of a wider collection of historic, and...More

2  Thank ace_me
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Like everything on Norfolk Island there is history, history, history. I'd advise you to do a little bit of reading up before you go over because it will give you a far better idea of just what NI was like.

2  Thank TwoHons
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

Lots of places to stroll around and see where the convicts and guards used to live, when this place was one of the most feared prisons, and not the jewel of the Pacific!

10  Thank USMC_Recon_2003
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

Visit the Barracks to get an idea of the early Penal Settlement. It was a hard place to live in those days, but it is part of our history and well worth the visit.

2  Thank Jan K
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