Fort Teremba, La Foa

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Fort Teremba is a former fort and a prison located near Moindou in New Caledonia, which came to be set up to house prisoners and the supervisory staff. The prisoners were brought to build road network Canala-Bourail-Boulouparis. It overlooks Teremba Bay (Uarai Bay), opposite the mouth of the La Foa River, 124 kilometres north of Noumea.The fort was further strengthened following the revolt by Kanak people against the French Colonial rule, in 1878, when they had besieged the prison. The fort was closed in 1898.
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  • One of the rare prison renovated of New Caledonia. A visit or to just take a look. It is on the site of the prison that held the "Black Woodstock".
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  • Not widely publicised this is an amazing piece of history & fantastic that they have started to preserve this gem. This attraction is so underpromoted & underutilised. There should be some english tra...  more »
  • The Teremba Fort is an authentic site to learn all about the history of labor in New Caledonia. A place steeped in history in which the association knows transmit you this past. Every year, in October, a show sound and light is not to be missed!
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  • A bit disappointed by this. For an historical place seems like they just rebuild the main building without much care to what was there beforehand. Still a place for some historical insight.
  • Museum with lots of old stuff from the Frenchmen. It was an old jail a few decades ago. A must-see!
  • A fort which housed the convicts in the 1800s. Not in use now.
  • Classified as historical monuments since 1989, is a well restored building that tells part of the story of the deportation. . The visit of this penitentiary is a two stage. Inside, is a beautiful exhibition devoted to labor and the terrible 1878 insurgency. Outside, a tour exploring the life and organization of the penitentiary.
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