Volunteers to help conserve Coal Mines Historic Site
Conservation Volunteers Australia and the Port Arthur Historic Sites Management Authority (PAHSMA) are partnering with the community and volunteers to help conserve the Coal Mines Historic Site at Saltwater River.
Expressions of interest sought for Penitentiary Project
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) is seeking formal expressions of interest (EOIs) from construction companies interested in undertaking a major program of conservation works at the emblematic Penitentiary at Port Arthur.
Cruise season sails into Port Arthur
The 2013-14 Southern Tasmanian cruise season began this morning when Sea Princess moored just offshore from the Port Arthur Historic Site, carrying 1,900 passengers and 900 crew on a cruise around Tasmania.
Long-term collaboration at Female Factory recognised
The long-standing collaboration between the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Dr Christina Henri's Roses from the Heart project has been recognised with the Creative Partnerships SME Award, presented recently at Government House in Hobart.
Convict prostitutes topic of next Port Arthur Talk
Since historians first began to mine the records of the 160,000 men, women and children who were transported to the Australian colonies, the mention of prostitution has titillated researchers and the general public.
New interpretative experience launched at Female Factory
Around 100 people have braved the famously chilly winds that rushed down the Hobart Rivulet from Mount Wellington to celebrate some of the less well-known history of Tasmania's convict past which has been made more accessible to visitors.
Memorial Avenue rejuvenation at Port Arthur
Earlier this month, a small ceremony was held at the Port Arthur Historic Site to plant the last four macrocarpa trees that complete the first stage of a ten-year renewal plan for the Soldiers Memorial Avenue.
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.