Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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The isthmus of land only a few hundred metres wide at Eaglehawk Neck is the reason Port Arthur was chosen as the site for a prison — the tiny strip of land was easily patrolled, and in those times few were able to swim and make a break for it that way.
A line of dogs, tethered at short intervals, roused the soldiers if anyone tried to get by.
The Officers Quarters has been restored as a museum interpreting the history and life at Eaglehawk Neck. The 1832 quarters is reputed to be the oldest wooden military building remaining in Australia.

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