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Conversations with a Guide: Henry Savery and the Convict-Era Book Club

27 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.

Henry Savery and the Convict-Era Book Club

The incredible story of convict Henry Savery ended with his death and burial at Port Arthur in 1842; but along the way he became Australia’s first novelist. Join guide Jet in his convict-era book club, as he shares Henry’s tale together with other stories from literature that connect with the Port Arthur experience and life in Van Diemen’s Land.

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.