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Boab Prison Tree (Derby)

Boab Prison Tree (Derby)


The Boab Prison Tree, Derby is a large hollow Adansonia gregorii (Boab) tree just south of Derby, Western Australia. It is reputed to have been used in the 1890s as a lockup for indigenous Australian prisoners on their way to Derby for sentencing. It is now a tourist attraction.
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RvTrips' review

01 May 2015

The Boab Prison Tree is about 7 kilometres south of Derby on the Derby Highway in Western Australia. It is just a short walk from the car parking area to view this huge tree which is believed to be around 1,500 years old. It was used as a staging point for prisoners being walked into Derby in days gone by. 

This is an Aboriginal Site and people are asked to stay outside the surrounding fence. There are posters in the pavilion (near the car park) with information on the Prison Tree's history. 


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