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A new activity added to Port Arthur School Holiday fun


The popular school holiday family activities at the Port Arthur Historic Site have become firm favourites, with the convict brick and peg doll-making especially popular, and many people now understand what a fantascope is.

These June holidays, participants will have the chance to try a new activity – wall paper printing – at Port Arthur.

In the 19th century, designers were inspired by nature to make stencils and print wallpaper. While Port Arthur visitors won’t end up with enough to paper their bedrooms, they will have a good insight into the process.

The activities will be offered during the Tasmanian school holidays, Saturday 3rd – Sunday 17th June,  in and around the Accountant’s House (Education Centre), near the Church. Each activity takes about 20 minutes and will be available between 11am-12noon or between 12.30-2pm. 

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A new activity added to Port Arthur School Holiday fun

Port Arthur Historic Site Education Officer Rachel Chesmer with examples of the wall paper printing activity.