Heritage Management

Headstone Memory on the Isle of the Dead one of Tasmania’s most popular tours

A headstone on the Isle of the Dead inscribed with the word 'memory'(Credit: PAHSMA (photo by Andrew Wilson), 2008)

Heritage Significance

The Port Arthur Historic Site and the Coal Mines Historic Site are important places with many heritage values. Managing the heritage values of the Port Arthur Historic Sites requires assessment and understanding of heritage significance.  Different heritage legislation and agencies in Australia use different criteria to determine heritage significance. 

 

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The Port Arthur Historic Site and the Coal Mines Historic Site are individually entered on the National Heritage List (NHL) and the Tasmanian Heritage Register (THR).  Both Historic Sites are also included in the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Nomination. Each of these listings has its own set of statements about the heritage values of the sites. 

Statutory Management Plan

In addition to these listings, we have prepared a broader set of statements about the heritage values of both sites. The full statements can be found in our Statutory Management Plan and have been summarised on the adjacent pages. This information includes details as to why the places are important for their historic, scientific (or research), aesthetic, technical and social values.

Conservation Fact Sheet