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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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  • Nice layout that allows to understand the "history" of New Caledonia and better understand the neo Caledonian atmosphere between kanak, caldoches, etc...
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  • 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 »
  • Very well renovated, a few interesting animations but the visit is not guided and we need more explanation, not enough alive for my taste.
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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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