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Changuu Island (also known as Kibandiko, Prison or Quarantine Island) is a small island 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-west of Stone Town, Unguja, Zanzibar. The island is around 880 yards (800 m) long and 250 yards (230 m) wide at its broadest point.[1] The island saw use as a prison for rebellious slaves in 1860s and also functioned as a coral mine. The British First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. No prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead it became a quarantine station for yellow fever cases. The station was only occupied for around half of the year and the rest of the time it was a popular holiday destination. More recently the island has become a government-owned tourist resort and houses a collection of endangered Aldabra giant tortoises which were originally a gift from the British governor of the Seychelles. wikipedia source

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  • Copyright: Francesco De Florio (deffra) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 65] (565)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2013-10-22
  • Categories: Sztuka
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-11-16 8:56
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