Taiaroa Head Jail - Harington Point, Otago, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
S 45° 46.553 E 170° 43.698
59G E 478876 N 4930817
Quick Description: Now part of the Royal Albatross Centre, this stone jail is the only surviving part of the barracks and prison that occupied this area.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/3/2014 6:33:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMJVK6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:
Now part of the Royal Albatross Centre, this stone jail is the only surviving part of the barracks and prison that occupied this flat area cut out of the rock in the 1880s.

At that time, the Russians had begun to build their first naval base at Vladivostok for a Pacific Ocean Navy and it sent a wave of alarm around Britain's colonial territories.

Taiaroa head was established as a fortress complete with a stone wall and underground tunnels for the 'disappearing gun' and supplies.
Address:
1260 Harington Point Road
Harington Point, Otago New Zealand
9077


Open to the public: Yes

Hours:
11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Fees?:
The jail can be seen only by buying a ticket for the Albatross or Fort tour.


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