Port Arthur Talks

22 May

Tasman Community’s attitudes to the Port Arthur Historic Site

presented by Anne Courtney

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?  This is the question that local resident Anne Courtney and the Community, Heritage and Tourism (CHAT) project sought to answer during a 2018 community survey.  She will present the finding of this survey – some of the answers may surprise you.

Anne Courtney was born in Zambia and arrived in Tasmania in 1965 as a 10-pound Pom. The Port Arthur Historic Site was one of the first places her family visited. The ruins and the surrounding landscape left a deep impression then and in subsequent holidays. In 1999 she bought a home at Port Arthur and moved to the Peninsula full time in 2009. Her interest in surveys started in the 1970s while studying psychology at the University of Tasmania.

Port Arthur Talks are a series of free presentations held regularly in the Junior Medical Officer’s Conference Room at Port Arthur Historic Site.  All welcome. For more information contact us