Some stories should never be forgotten
The final resting place for over 1,000 convicts, soldiers and free settlers
“I made the keys and can escape from the prison with them whenever I like.”
Drunken and incompetent warders were easy prey for the enterprising Henry Singleton. When they gave him access to keys, he saw his chance.
Private Robert Young's headstone reads: “His melancholy fate doth plainly prove/the frail uncertainty of human life”.
Two convicts risked their lives to save Robert from drowning. Were they his friends, or were they hoping for a reward?
"Surgeon’s report; bad. Behaviour; idle and disorderly.”
The fiery young Scottish highway-woman tested the system to its limits but, given trust and respect, she turned her life around.
The Port Arthur Historic Site is recognised by the National Heritage Register as having nine heritage values. But how is the Site valued by members of the Tasman community?
Free Talk - Researcher William Taylor examines what the archaeological remains of horses at Port Arthur can tell us about their origin and impacts on societies