Tasmanian World Heritage Convict Site Managers meet at Port Arthur

 

Managers of Tasmania’s six World Heritage-nominated Convict Sites have been meeting at the Port Arthur Historic Site this week.

The group included staff from the Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DEPHA), including the Office of the Secretary, Parks and Wildlife and Heritage Tasmania and as well as representatives from the privately-owned Woolmers and Brickenden Estates, who were joined by PAHSMA’s conservation team.

Over two days, the group was shown current conservation projects being undertaken at Port Arthur, such as the major Separate Prison project, and recent innovative interpretation projects, including Port Arthur’s Dockyard.

After an afternoon of round-table discussions on the progress of the nomination and related heritage management issues, the group will made the most of an opportunity to get to know each other better at a special dinner held in the Asylum, hosted by DEPHA Secretary Scott Gadd.

The meeting concluded on Thursday with a visit to the Coal Mines Historic Site.

PAHSMA's Jo Lyngcoln shows the group progress at the Separate Prison

PAHSMA’s Jo Lyngcoln shows the group progress at the Separate Prison

Tasmania's Convict World Heritage site managers at Port Arthur

Tasmania’s Convict World Heritage site managers at Port Arthur