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Convict records are a fascinating and valuable genealogy resource

Convict records are a fascinating and valuable genealogy resource


Volunteers can make a contribution to activities at the Port Arthur Historic Sites.

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Volunteering at Port Arthur - Transcribing

We occasionally have transcribing projects that can be undertaken from home. This is a challenging undertaking but our volunteers tell us that they find it extremely rewarding.  For further information, please phone +61 (0)3 6251 2324 or email library@portarthur.org.au

Volunteering at the Cascades Female Factory

Volunteers play an integral role at the Cascades Female Factory in South Hobart, contributing to all aspects of the site’s operations.  Volunteers are involved in guiding, working in the visitor’s centre, producing various items sold at the site and in research activities. If you are interested in volunteering at Cascades Female Factory phone +61 (0)3 6233 6656 or email us via the Contact Us page.

Volunteering at the 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. Activities include vegetation management, fuel load reduction, coastal protection, walking track maintenance, visitor surveys and flora and fauna monitoring and survey including of the local rabbit population. 

For further information contact project coordinator John Hueston on 0429 334 481 or john.hueston@conservationvolunteers.com.au