Community celebration of Port Arthur’s post-convict heritage well under way

Port Arthur is famous (or infamous) for its convict past. It was a penal settlement for a little under fifty years, from 1830 to 1877. But what happened at Port Arthur after that?

An initiative of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority Community Advisory Committee, members of the Port Arthur community are organising a weekend of festivities at the Site on 20 to 21 October, 2012 to remember and celebrate Port Arthur’s long post-convict heritage, which saw the township grow into a farming community and home to many people, as well as a tourist attraction and historic site.

Read more … Tasman Gazette & Sorell Times

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