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.


Forthcoming Port Arthur Talks

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Thirty-nine men from Carnarvon

presented by Graham Speight

This is the story of the men from the Carnarvon (Port Arthur) district who went to fight in the Great War.

When war broke out 220 people lived in Carnarvon. Thirty-nine of their sons, husbands, fathers and brothers answered the call. Twenty-two of these men were not to return; another 13 were seriously wounded. The impact on the small town of Carnarvon was profound.  1917 was the bloodiest of the years in WWI and the Australians were in the thick of the fighting. We will track these local men through the war and focus on their whereabouts on this day 100 years ago.

Graham is a tour-guide at Port Arthur.  He is actively involved with the Tasman Peninsula Historical Society and was one of those responsible for last year’s ‘Local Heroes’ exhibition.  Graham has extensively researched the military history at Port Arthur and has written two articles on the topic for the ‘Tasman Peninsula Chronicle’.

All welcome.

Wednesday 12 April, 2017 at 5.30 p.m.

Junior Medical Officer’s conference room (the building at the rear of the house)

Port Arthur Historic Site

For more information call 6251 2324