Heritage in the Pub features Port Arthur Penitentiary excavations
Heritage Tasmania and the Tasmanian Heritage Council are hosting a Heritage in the Pub discussion in Hobart to help celebrate National Archaeology Week in May. The event will include a discussion of the recent excavation at Port Arthur's Penitentiary.
Forecast fine weather for Port Arthur Tattoo
The weather forecast for Saturday's Port Arthur Tattoo is fine and mostly sunny with light winds and a maximum of 21 degrees Celsius - ideal conditions to enjoy the massed pipe and military bands of Tasmania performing at Port Arthur.
Jetty upgrade to improve cruise ship access at Port Arthur
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) has been successful in securing a $135,000 federal Tourism Infrastructure Regional Fund (TIRF) grant for a project that will significantly enhance the visitor experience for cruise passengers.
Port Arthur seeking new members for Advisory Committee
The PAHSMA Board is calling for nominations from interested individuals or representatives of groups who wish to contribute to the management and conservation of the Port Arthur and Coal Mines Historic Sites.
Timber salvaging from Port Arthur's Memorial Avenue
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority would like to hear from community members interested in reusing timber from trees about to be harvested as part of the progressive replacement of the Port Arthur Soldiers Memorial Avenue.
New Chair for PAHSMA Board
The Acting Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Scott Bacon, today welcomed Professor Sharon Sullivan AO as the new Chair of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA).
Port Arthur is open for business
The Port Arthur Historic Site is open for business and operating at full capacity again following the bushfire emergency that closed the Arthur Highway, the only road access to the Tasman Peninsula, for nearly ten days in early January.
Point Puer Boys' Reformatory topic of next Port Arthur Talk
Point Puer, located on a finger of land jutting out across the bay from Port Arthur, was the first prison anywhere in the British Empire where child prisoners were kept separate from adult prisoners. Here they were given basic education and taught trades.