Published Articles

 Many writers and journalists have visited Tasmania and the Port Arthur Historic Sites over the years and written about their experiences for a wide range of publications around the world.

This page contains links to some of those articles that are available online.


World Heritage

Convict sites now world heritage listed

Sydney Morning Herald online, 1 August 2010


Aussie convict sites add to UNESCO Heritage list

China Daily online (Xinhua), 3 August 2010


World heritage status win for Australia’s iconic convict sites

Irish Echo online, 11 August 2010


UN-listed convict sites encourage broader view of our place in the world

The Age online, 13 August 2010


Tasmania starts up ‘convict tourism’

The Scotsman online, 15 August 2010


Through the looking glass

Writer Robert Bevan visits Tasmania’s World Heritage Convict Sites. The Weekend Australian, 29 January 2011


Port Arthur Ghost Tour

Australia’s scariest places

Sydney Morning Herald, 16 August 2010


Spooks and kooks on dark and shadowy nights

The Australian, 17 July 2010


The Port Arthur Historic Site


PM reopens Port Arthur prison project

Sydney Morning Herald Online 15 August, 2008


Facelift for Port Arthur attraction

ABC News Online


She’s a Brick

ABC News Online 27 February 2008


Convict sites nominated for World Heritage listing

ABC News Online 30 January 2008


Port Arthur – Superbly preserved collection of penal colony buildings

Sydney Morning Herald Online 14 January 2008


Inescapable Always

Sydney Morning Herald Online April 2006


Saltwater River – Fascinating penal colony ruin

Saltwater River – Fascinating penal colony ruin – as interesting as Port Arthur Sydney Morning Herald Online February 2004


Heavenly Hell

Sydney Morning Herald Online September 2002



The far side of the world

Evening Standard Magazine 16 March 2009


A devilishly good time in Tasmania (Ireland)