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Records and whip - just two examples of the  artefacts and Australian convict records at Port Arthur

Records and whip

Port Arthur Talks

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority presents this semi-regular series of talks by authoritative speakers on a variety of topics, ranging from history and conservation to environmental issues, research results, study tours and much more.

The talks are held every couple of months at the Port Arthur Historic Site, are free of charge and open to anyone who is interested in the topic. Rich and varied subjects and speakers make for fascinating listening and discussion.

For more information about our Port Arthur Talks, please phone +61 (0)3 6251 2324.

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Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Tasmanian Devils on the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas

presented by Stewart Huxtable

The Tasmanian Devil is listed as a threatened species due to the impact of a contagious cancer known as Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), despite this a small population of devils still persists on the Peninsula. The talk will outline the broad range of conservation efforts being undertaken by the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and discuss population trends in devils on the Peninsula, the impact of DFTD on this population, and the steps being taken to secure a population of wild living, disease free devils on the Peninsula.  

Stewart has been a biologist with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program at DPIPWE for 7 years, working on the monitoring and management of both wild and captive devils. Since 2009 Stewart has been responsible for the on-ground implementation of devil management actions on the Peninsula. Stewart has a postgraduate diploma in Biodiversity Conservation and Management, and has previously worked for the World Wide Fund for Nature, The Tropical Savannas Co-operative Research Centre and Conservation Volunteers Australia.ALL WELCOME

Tuesday 27 May, 2014 at 5.30pm at the Junior Medical Officer’s Conference Room, Port Arthur Historic Site.

For more information call 6251 2324

Port Arthur Talks leaflet - Stewart Huxtable


Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Digitisation, digital humanities and convict history

presented by Dr Hamish Maxwell-Stewart

Details coming soon.


Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Convict cartes-de-visite

presented by Julia Clark

Details coming soon.


Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Edward Murphy's signal charts

presented by Mark Risby

Details coming soon.