Port Arthur Convict Heritage

Last week the Certificate III in Tour Guiding students travelled to the Tasman Peninsula for 3 days to study Tasmania’s internationally renowned Convict Heritage.

We visited sites including Eaglehawk Neck, the Convict Coalmines near Saltwater River and of course, the Port Arthur Historic Site itself.

On the final day, the group were able to step into the shoes (or leg irons?) of a “Port Arthur Guide” and hone their interpretive guiding skills. Working in pairs, students studied a particular aspect of convict life, constructed a half-hour tour and presented it to their peers.

Topics included ‘Convict Industries’ and ‘Punishment at Port Arthur’.







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