Point Puer Boys Prison Tour
Operated from 1834 – 1849 and was the first purpose built juvenile reformatory in the British Empire. Juvenile offenders were separated from the older convicts to protect them from criminal influence. Most of the boys were aged between 14 and 17, with the youngest just 9 years old. Port Puer was renowned for its regime of stern discipline and harsh punishment, but all the boys received an education while some were given an opportunity of trade training.