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Ruins Prony New Caledonia
New Caledonia

A village once stood here in 1880, part of a prison for convicts from France. The prisoners cut the trees here to supply timber for building Noumea. This was the only building constructed with walls of cut stone. Everything else has vanished except for the cleared ground where the other buildings once stood. Freddy found a coin here, with the profile of Napoleon III Emperor, dated 1864. If you search for it you'll see it in this photo. The site overlooks the Carenage anchorae in Baie du Prony.

For more information on anchorages and treks in New Caledonia, see the Cruising Guide to New Caledonia.

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