Prison time a top ex­pe­ri­ence

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

FRE­MAN­TLE Prison has been nom­i­nated to be one of the ‘7 Won­ders of Aus­tralia’.

The prison was one of 10 iconic WA sites to be nom­i­nated for the Ex­pe­ri­ence Oz cam­paign, which asks Aus­tralians of vot­ing age to elect from a short­list of 50 iconic Aus­tralian nat­u­ral sites, land­marks and ar­chi­tec­tural icons.

Fre­man­tle Prison di­rec­tor Paula Nel­son said it was ex­cit­ing for the prison to be nom­i­nated.

“To be in­cluded on a list which in­cludes the best tourism sites Aus­tralia has to of­fer is great recog­ni­tion for the prison, Fre­man­tle and WA,” she said.

“We hope the peo­ple of WA are as ex­cited as we are.”

Ms Nel­son said it would be an honour to be in­cluded on the list.

“We’d love to be able to rep­re­sent WA on such a na­tional plat­form and hope­fully it would en­cour­age vis­i­tors, both lo­cally, na­tion­ally and abroad, to visit and ex­pe­ri­ence what the prison has to of­fer,” she said.

This nom­i­na­tion fol­lows the prison be­ing given a gold medal win for Cul­tural Tourism at the Aus­tralian Tourism Awards.

Pub­lic vot­ing is now open and closes, Sun­day Oc­to­ber 7.

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