Port Arthur was established in the 1830s as a penal settlement. It remains a physical chronicle of a dramatic part of Australia's history. Its 60 or so buildings and picturesque landscape offer visitors a challenging mix of both beauty and horror and have helped the site to become Tasmania's most popular tourist destination.
Port Arthur was included in the National Heritage List on 3 June 2005.

Rescue heroes

TASMANIANS have been recognised nationally for their search and rescue skills. The State’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew scored the top award, the Professional Search and Rescue Award, for their outstanding efforts […]

New home for vintage fans

The Hobart Vintage Machinery Society is working towards establishing its base at Penna in the Sorell Municipality. The Club has been operating from the Hobart Showgrounds for more than 30 […]

Family offers thanks for life

TRIABUNNA’S Montana Marshall is almost home having recently had a second double lung transplant at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. The bubbly and brave 14 years old was discharged late last […]

Sixes keep game going

Sorell’s own Felicity Burns has cleaned up at this year’s South East United Football Club presentation night, held on Saturday September 14. The Tasmania Golf Club was packed for the […]

All aboard for book launch

THE Sorell Line book launch will take place at Holts Mitre10 Sorell on October 12 at 11 am. The old railway ran between Sorell and Bellerive from 1892 and 1926 […]

Blueprint for smaller ships

Port Arthur and the East Coast are the focus of a new Tasmanian Government blueprint to manage the growth of the growing cruise ship tourism sector. Released last month, the […]

Wine win for Riversdale Estate

Cambridge’s Riversdale Estate has stunned at the Royal Hobart Wine show, winning eight trophies. The Coal River Valley vineyard is the largest privately Tasmanian owned vineyard in Southern Tasmania and […]

Bluegrass with a message

Four piece folk band Teri Young and the Restless will perform at the Eaglehawk Neck Hall on Saturday September 28. The night will start with a sit-down concert, followed by a fundraiser […]

Ferry loop a logical option

A ferry service to Nubeena from Hobart must be included in the State Government’s Derwent Ferry blueprint, according to Tasman Mayor Kelly Spaulding. A 40 minute trip, three times a […]

New Sorell school plans

A new Catholic school for Sorell is a step closer with a 10 hectare parcel of land being identified as a possible location. Sorell Council and Catholic Education Tasmania recently […]