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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  • We leave to the discovery of the history of labor and New Caledonia, by browsing the various buildings, very well restored. Neutral tone, the explanations are very detailed and easy to access. Many scenes of life are restored in the month of October, a spectacular sound & light, with the theme, a moment of history of New Caledonia, is organized and a superb Fireworks ignited the fort closed this evening.
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  • The site is very well maintained. Very informative tour on the kanaks and the arrival of the caldoches. Many posters in very good condition. We have us totally immersed in the story. The entrance is between 6 and 7 euros seems to me. The site also offers light and sound shows. Very nice point of view. To do!
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  • very detailed, complete and very informative exhibition on the history of New Caledonia with a particular development on the episode of 1878 great accomplishment; We had just for 1 hour and stayed 2 hours to do absolutely to the historical presentation concise and complete, the rehabilitation of the monument, rather isolated and beautiful and the view of the Bay.
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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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