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December 2010

Roche Brothers celebrate 25 years at Port Arthur

15/12/2010

Convicts at Port Arthur's notorious prison may have received sentences of a few months to many years, but few were here as long as Peter, John and Michael Roche.

November 2010

Year of achievements for the Port Arthur Historic Sites

02/11/2010

The last financial year saw many significant developments for the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA), along with a sound financial outcome and strong visitation despite the challenges arising from the global financial situation.

August 2010

Many reasons to visit Port Arthur this September

23/08/2010

Whether you are a regular visitor or someone who hasn't been here in years, visiting the Port Arthur Historic Site this September is a great idea, for many reasons.

Port Arthur Historic Site's World Heritage Listing

06/08/2010

Both the Port Arthur Historic Site and Tasmania's convict heritage as a whole have been given a huge boost, with five sites given World Heritage status as part of the Australian Convict Sites serial inscription of eleven sites around the nation.

Port Arthur's World Heritage Listing

06/08/2010

Both the Port Arthur Historic Site and Tasmania's convict heritage as a whole have been given a huge boost, with five sites given World Heritage status as part of the Australian Convict Sites serial inscription of eleven sites around the nation.

World Heritage Listing for Australia's Convict Sites

02/08/2010

Eleven sites that combine to tell the epic story of Australia's convict heritage have been inscribed on the World Heritage Register.

July 2010

Solid leadership continues at Port Arthur

27/07/2010

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority's highly respected Chief Executive Officer, Mr Stephen Large, will continue in the role for another five years.

Strong Case for World Heritage Nomination

15/07/2010

Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts David O'Byrne yesterday met with the Port Arthur Management Authority to discuss progress towards World Heritage Area nomination.

May 2010

Port Arthur honoured with prestigious award

28/05/2010

The Port Arthur Historic Site has been honoured with one of Australia's leading awards, for the third year in succession.

School holiday fun with meaning at Port Arthur

19/05/2010

Peg dolls, brick making and other popular activities for young people make a welcome return to the Port Arthur Historic Site these June school holidays.

Conservation Skills To Be Taught At Port Arthur

13/05/2010

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority and the Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts, based at the Australian National University, will join forces to present two short courses in conservation at Port Arthur.

March 2010

Plenty of activities this Easter at Port Arthur

10/03/2010

The much-loved series of History Plays that graced Port Arthur over summer will return for the Easter week, to join a program of fun family pastimes and an art exhibition.

February 2010

Port Arthur Harbour Cruise Secured for Next Decade

02/02/2010

The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Michelle O'Byrne, today
announced that the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority had secured its
iconic harbour cruise service for the next decade.

January 2010

New marketing campaign for Port Arthur Historic Sites

21/01/2010

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) has launched a striking new marketing campaign that aims to have a more direct and emotional impact on its target audiences, under the banner 'Amazing stories, epic history'.

Port Arthur Talks Return

19/01/2010

The Port Arthur Historic Site welcomes the return of a series of talks by authoritative speakers on a fascinating range of subjects; ranging from history and conservation, to archaeology and tourism.