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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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  • When driving North you will pass Fort Teremba, this is a great stop for an hour on your journey. A standing history lesson and very friendly staff. Very cheap to go in.  more »
  • A visit into a terrible history of convicts deported from the overcrowded prisons of France to the penal colony of Fort Teremba in New Caledonia. Like Port Arthur in Australia, such horrendous treatme...  more »
  • The site is undergoing restoration and is already well worth a visit. The persistent New Caledonia attitude of ignoring the requirements of tourists diminished our visitor experience, which takes some...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I was there as part of a music festival. The framework and the fort were superb.
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