Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area

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Kingston and Arthurs Vale
Historic Area
Norfolk Island jail1.jpg
Military Barracks and Officer Quarters (1829-34), Quality Row Military Precinct, within Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area.
Type Historic Area
Location Quality Row, Kingston, southern side of Norfolk Island
Coordinates 29°03′12″S 167°57′31″E / 29.05333°S 167.95861°E / -29.05333; 167.95861Coordinates: 29°03′12″S 167°57′31″E / 29.05333°S 167.95861°E / -29.05333; 167.95861[1]
Area 255 hectares[1]
Status Australian National Heritage List
World Heritage list
Type Cultural
Criteria iv, vi
Designated 2010 (34th session)
Part of Australian Convict Sites
Reference no. 1306
State Party  Australia
Region Asia-Pacific

Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area is an old settlement on the Kingston coastal plains (bounded by hills), southern side of Norfolk Island, consisting of a large group of buildings from the British Empire's convict era (1788–1855), now considered to be of such cultural significance to Australia and to the World that the area has been formally inscribed onto both the Australian National Heritage List[2] and UNESCO's World Heritage list[3] as amongst:

" .. the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts."[4]

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