The church bells of Port Arthur have fallen temporarily silent, due to a technical malfunction.
The bells, which normally chime every fifteen minutes, are operated by some modern electronics, rather than a human bellringer. Like all technology, the chimes have the occasional off day.
The faulty apparatus has been removed and sent to Hobart for repair.
It is expected to be back in service in a few days, when the bells of Port Arthur will ring out again.