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Conversations with a Guide: One Born Every Minute

20 Oct

The stories of Port Arthur are rich, detailed and personal and offer thought-provoking and fascinating insights.  Our expert guides have delved into a variety of them and wish to welcome you to a series of free talks this Spring.

Topics will change weekly and will be held on Wednesday nights from 4-5.00pm in the 1830 Restaurant & Bar.

One Born Every Minute

What does the Tasman Birth Register tell us about the 570 or more babies born in and around Port Arthur during the time of the convict colony?   Who were their parents and what were their circumstances? Why are there some children buried on the Isle of the Dead who, for whatever reason, were not registered?  Join Port Arthur Guide Stan on his journey through the archives and find out what a digitisation of the register has brought to light for the first time.

This is a FREE talk.  No site entry tickets required.  In order for us to stay COVID safe, seating is limited and we ask that you please reserve your tickets by phoning 1800 659 101 or by email

Don’t forget 1830 Restaurant & Bar will be open with a special Parmie menu.  Please let us know if you would like to stay for dinner afterwards.