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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  • While I fully understand that 'why should we speak English? this is New Caledonia' way of thinking from the locals, and as much as they hate to think it, English IS the international language. and in ...  more »
  • 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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  • A bit disappointed by this. For an historical place seems like they just rebuild the main building without much care to what was there beforehand. Still a place for some historical insight.
  • 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.
  • Classified as historical monuments since 1989, is a well restored building that tells part of the story of the deportation. . The visit of this penitentiary is a two stage. Inside, is a beautiful exhibition devoted to labor and the terrible 1878 insurgency. Outside, a tour exploring the life and organization of the penitentiary.
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