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New Heritage Minister visits Port Arthur

03/08/2010

Tasmanian Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts David O’Byrne recently visited the Port Arthur Historic Site to discuss opportunities and challenges that will follow World Heritage listing.


On his first official visit to the award-winning site, Mr O’Byrne also discussed the ongoing management of the site with Chairman Barry Jones and board members Jude Franks, Sue Clark and Stephen Large.


“I congratulate the board and the entire staff of the historic site who have worked to create such a popular tourist destination,” Mr O’Byrne said.


“Port Arthur is recognised as one of the most important historic sites in the country and their work in preservation and interpretation ensures that the visitor experience matches, and even exceeds, the high expectations that have been set.


“It is important to seize on opportunities like this to promote our uniquely Tasmanian experiences to the rest of the world.”

New Heritage Minister visits Port Arthur

Minister O'Byrne visits the Memorial Garden with board members and staff.

New Heritage Minister visits Port Arthur

PAHSMA Chairman Dr Barry Jones give the Minister the lowdown on the Site's history

New Heritage Minister visits Port Arthur

The Minister chats with Marana skipper Peter Roche