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Boab Prison Tree in Derby | Australian Roadside Attractions

The Boab Prison Tree

This tree reminds me of the Johnny Depp / Christina Ricci Movie; Sleepy Hollow. Amazing movie about the Headless Horseman collecting victims and stuffing their bodies in a tree. 

The Story of the Prison Tree, a tree prisoners were chained to and left until another chain of custody collected them. A literal dead drop of people between jurisdictions and the only shelter was inside the tree. 

I enjoyed the boab tree's they were wonderfully unusual and since I only recall them in this region it made the area unique. I found the landscape changing dramatically around this area. So wonderful