Macquarie Harbour

/məkwɒri ˈhabə/ (say muhkworee 'hahbuh)

an inlet on the western coast of Tasmania; penal settlement 1822–34. 32 km long.
{named after Governor L Macquarie1}
Macquarie Harbour, in territory traditionally occupied by the Toogee people, was sighted by Abel Tasman in 1642, but not explored. The entrance was surveyed in 1819 and a prison was established on Sarah Island in 1822; it was abandoned in favour of Port Arthur in 1834, although briefly revived in 1846. The convicts here cut Huon pine in the district and along the Gordon River. The prison was mentioned in Marcus Clark's For the Term of his Natural Life. Grummet Island (formerly known as Small Island) was used as a place of secondary punishment from 1821 to 1833, during which time there were 85 deaths, only 35 from natural causes. Since 1926 both Sarah and Grummet islands have been part of an historic reserve. Macquarie Harbour was the headquarters for the expeditions by George Robinson, the `protector of Aborigines', to round up the remaining Aboriginal people in the south-west, many of whom died here.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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