Fort Teremba: the history of convicts with sound and light

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Fort Teremba: the history of convicts with sound and light

Come and explore Fort Teremba, a key part of penal history in New Caledonia! A sound and light show is staged every year around an aspect of convict life.

Take the road north to the commune of Moindou and Fort Teremba, an imposing building which towers up out of the surrounding fields. This was home to the area's convicts, and was subsequently used as headquarters for the French army during the Kanak revolt of 1878.
Every year the Marguerite Association, which oversees Fort Teremba's upkeep, offers visitors the chance to learn more about New Caledonian history with a life-size show. On stage, around 180 volunteer actors perform different scenes based around prison life. One year, the show focused on prisoner Emile Charmier, who escaped in 1878. This true story was reported by Emile's grandson, Norm de Castel, who is still alive today. The spectacular show always ends on a high with a fireworks display at the foot of the impressive building.

Fort Teremba
Moindou

15 and 22 June 2019 from 20:00

www.fort-teremba.com/le-son-et-lumiere