Tuesday, April 14

A Prison Tree?

On the way into Derby I found this so called "prison tree".  This Site of Significance is a Boab Tree with a hollow centre that may have beenused as a prison way back in the early history.

"The Boab Prison Tree, Derby is a large hollow Adansonia gregorii (Boab) tree just south of Derby, Western Australia. It is reputed to have been used in the 1890s as a lockup for indigenous Australian prisoners on their way to Derby for sentencing. It is now a tourist attraction.[1]
In fact, there is no evidence that the Derby Prison Tree was ever used for holding prisoners."   Wikipedia










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