Port Arthur History Plays start December 27
The ever-popular Port Arthur History Plays are back at the Port Arthur Historic Site this summer. Hear about convict Dennis Collins, who as an old man found that a hunger strike was the only protest available to him, in The Man Who Threw a Stone.
Port Arthur Historic Site opens on Christmas Day
Are you looking for a wonderful spot to enjoy a picnic on Christmas Day? Tasmania's leading cultural heritage tourist attraction, the Port Arthur Historic Site, will be open from 9.00am until 3.30pm on December 25.
Roche Brothers celebrate 25 years at Port Arthur
Convicts at Port Arthur's notorious prison may have received sentences of a few months to many years, but few were at the Australian Convict heritage site as long as Peter, John and Michael Roche.
Port Arthur rogues live on in popular book
The stories of Port Arthur's Tasmanian convicts have proven to be one of the World Heritage listed historic site's enduring appeals for visitors, with a popular book of the lives of 52 of those convicts now in its sixth reprint.
World Heritage examined at next Port Arthur Talk
PAHSMA Deputy Chair and member of the Australian Heritage Council, Professor Sharon Sullivan, will discuss issues relating to World Heritage and the background to the Australian Convict Sites listing at the next Port Arthur Talk.
Wild weather lashes Port Arthur
As Tasmania shivers through its belated winter this spring, wild weather has lashed the Port Arthur Historic Site.
Special offer for Port Arthur visitors this September
Celebrate the recent World Heritage listing of the Australian Convict Sites by getting out and about with the family to explore Australia's convict origins with this special offer from the Port Arthur Historic Site.
School Holiday Fun at Port Arthur
The on-site Port Arthur Education Centre will be buzzing throughout the September school holidays with activities and fun for the family.
Port Arthur Historic Site's World Heritage Listing
Both the Port Arthur Historic Site and Tasmania's convict heritage as a whole have been given a huge boost, with five sites given World Heritage status as part of the Australian Convict Sites serial inscription of eleven sites around the nation.
New Heritage Minister visits Port Arthur
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.
Solid leadership continues at Port Arthur
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority's highly respected Chief Executive Officer, Mr Stephen Large, will continue in the role for another five years.
Strong Case for World Heritage Nomination
Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts David O'Byrne today met with the Port Arthur Management Authority to discuss progress towards World Heritage Area nomination.
Heritage skills developed at Port Arthur
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) and the Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts (IPPHA), have joined forces this week to provide a unique development opportunity for heritage professionals.
Music at Port Arthur
A short lunchtime concert helped to light up some wintry weather recently at Port Arthur.
Conservation Skills To Be Taught At Port Arthur
The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority and the Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts, based at the Australian National University, will join forces to present two short courses in conservation at Port Arthur.
The severe weather warning which caused Isle of the Dead tours at Port Arthur to be cancelled again this morning has been lifted.
Port Arthur History Plays return this Easter
The much-loved series of plays that graced Port Arthur over summer will return for the Easter week. The plays depict and interpret Port Arthur's history in an engaging and entertaining way, and are ideal for the whole family.
Activities engage families with Port Arthur
This year the Summer Family Activities held at and around the Accountant's House were slightly different than past offerings, reports Port Arthur Historic Site Education Officer, Sarah Stockwin.
First-hand convict experience at this week's Port Arthur Talk
Julia Clark will discuss the life and times of William Thompson, convict, at this week's Port Arthur Talk. A convict who 'did time' at both Port Arthur and the Coal Mines, Thompson is the subject of a recently-published book, edited by Clark.