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.

Each talk begins at 5:00pm in the building at the rear of the Junior Medical Officer’s House at Port Arthur Historic Site. Light refreshments provided.

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


Presentation by visiting Getty Conservation Institute representatives.

Tuesday April 9

Belinda Bauer, Vertebrate Zoology Collection Manager at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (TMAG) speaks about some of their more unusual zoological specimens – some with links to Port Arthur!



Wednesday May 22

Anne Courtney presents the findings of the 2017-18 Tasman Peninsula Community Heritage and Tourism Project (CHAT), a project supported by the Community, Heritage and Icons Grant from the Australian Government.


Designer and heritage tradesman, Michael Bremer-Trainor, FRSA, will be speaking on woodgraining, stencilling and tromp l’oeil, and the use of colour and the types of paints in use in the 19th century.