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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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  • 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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  • For the ignard I am in Caledonian history, this visit is super interesting, the site is superb and well maintained the visit well strucuree and very provided documentation and artefacts. I think I understood what happened!
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  • Very interesting visit tracing the penal colony in the area. Very well thought out for the children with appropriate signs and small recreation. Not to be missed for fans of stories of the hulks in New Caledonia.
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  • A fort which housed the convicts in the 1800s. Not in use now.
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