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December 2005

Audio tours and new seats for Port Arthur


Visitors to the Port Arthur Historic Site will have their tours further enhanced through new audio tours and new seating unveiled today by Parks and Heritage Minister, Judy Jackson.

November 2005

Heritage training program for Chinese planners


The planning and management techniques established to preserve the integrity of the Port Arthur Historic Site are being integrated in a training program for Chinese heritage planners.

October 2005

Port Arthur best in national heritage tourism


The Port Arthur Historic Site has won the Australian Tourism and Travel Award 2005 in the new Best Heritage Tourism category.

July 2005

New projects planned for Port Arthur


A conservation plan for the Isle of the Dead and enhanced visitor experiences at the separate prison and dockyards are planned at Port Arthur over the next year.

June 2005

Port Arthur added to National Heritage List


A bid to include Port Arthur on the World Heritage List received a boost this week with its addition to a prestigous register of national treasures.

April 2005

Follow footsteps of convict water bearers


The visitor experience at the Port Arthur Historic Site has been further enhanced with the launch of a walking trail and a new guidebook.

Homecoming for long-lost Port Arthur urn


A heritage treasure missing from Port Arthur since the early 1900s is home again after being unearthed on a property in West Hobart.