Port Arthur’s timber and stone church was constructed in 1836-37.
The church was destroyed by fire in 1884 and now stands open to the elements with it’s windows and doors welcoming the sky and the bush.
It looks over the gardens and the bay of historic Port Arthur in Tasmania.
The church was never consecrated, due to its use by prisoners of different denominations, but was representative of the authorities’ goal to reform the convict population through religion.
It has undergone repeated conservation work throughout the 20th century
This week’s photo challenge seemed suitable – Room.