Port Arthur Talks

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority presents this semi-regular series of talks by authoritative speakers on a variety of topics, ranging from history and conservation to environmental issues, research results, study tours and much more.

The talks are held every couple of months at the Port Arthur Historic Site, are free of charge and open to anyone who is interested in the topic. Rich and varied subjects and speakers make for fascinating listening and discussion.

For more information about our Port Arthur Talks, please phone +61 (0)3 6251 2324.

Wednesday 30 September, 2020

James Parker will present archival films, with sound, of the Tasman Peninsula in the mid-to-late 20th century, mostly shot by Dorothy (Dof) Hallam.  Dof was the first woman to shoot film for the ABC, and is rightly celebrated as a pioneer of the film industry.  Dof will be at the talk, and will be interviewed by James.

Now a long-term resident of the Tasman Peninsula and former PAHSMA employee, James Parker worked in the Australian film industry in the heady days of its revival in the 1970s and ‘80s.  He sees the documentary “Not Quite Hollywood” as encapsulating his somewhat misspent youth – but he wouldn’t swap it for quids.

On Wednesday 30 September at 12 noon at the Asylum, Port Arthur Historic Site

Attendance by booking only.

For bookings please phone 1800 659 101 between 10am and 4pm or email: reservations@portarthur.org.au

Physical distancing requirements will be observed at all times.

Port Arthur Talks leaflet – James Parker