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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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  • A former prison well renovated and interesting presentations. Open, in principle, every day.
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  • Very interesting for those who are interested in the history of New Caledonia. The welcome is friendly
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  • Old fort and prison whose buildings have been restored by volunteers. Addition to the interest of these buildings and the sad fact of the conditions of detention of convicts throughout the visit is told the history of colonization. From the point of view of the colonists and the native inhabitants. A good introduction to understand the differences between people that you encounter while visiting the Pebble (the NC name used here), a sound and light at the end of winter. Inquire for dates
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  • A fort which housed the convicts in the 1800s. Not in use now.
  • Museum with lots of old stuff from the Frenchman. It what at old jail a few decades ago. A must see!
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  • I was there as part of a music festival. The framework and the fort were superb.
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