Talk:Port Arthur (Tasmania)

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talk about thin!!

and how to mention Martin!

bush track[edit]

I rolled back the suggestion on how to circumvent paying the park fees; see Project:Illegal activities policy. --(WT-en) Evan 22:19, 9 April 2007 (EDT)

I've reverted same again, and started a discussion on Project:Illegal activities policy --(WT-en) inas 23:29, 9 August 2009 (EDT)

Dealing with the 1996 massacre[edit]

Or, as someone puts it above "how to mention Martin [Bryant]!" The site's own information material gives a small section to the 1996 massacre and the memorial garden is open to the public and integrated into the site. They do not use Bryant's name —  this seems a respectful policy for us to follow in the article also, since he is still alive and is or was very interested in his own notoriety. We wouldn't want to foreground him over the dead anyway. They also strongly advise visitors not to discuss the massacre with staff members, so I've mentioned that in the article. (WT-en) Hypatia 16:15, 11 February 2009 (EST)

Seems all entirely resasonable to me. --(WT-en) Inas 17:43, 11 February 2009 (EST)

Move to disambiguation page[edit]

We also have Port Arthur (Texas) and there was a Port Arthur (Ontario), no longer a separate city since it merged into Thunder Bay but the the name is still used for a district. Pashley (talk) 15:58, 1 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. Pashley (talk) 16:38, 1 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Extra stuff[edit]

I removed this text from the Tasman Peninsula article, replacing it with a couple of sentences and a link to Port Arthur. Most of it seems to be already covered here, but I am dropping it below in case it has some things not covered. Pashley (talk) 16:38, 1 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Port Arthur Historic Site: This historic site is one of Tasmania's main attractions. There is a visitor centre there and a big carpark. Cars are not allowed in Port Arthur itself, so park in the visitor center carpark before entering the visitor centre to pay entrance fees to Port Arthur. Walking tours are available daily, or you can choose to go free and easy. Port Arthur's Historic Ghost Tours are not to be missed.

One site entry pass is valid for 2 days and includes:

  • Introductory guided walking tour
  • Harbour cruise
  • Interpretation gallery
  • Access to more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored houses on the site.

Admission prices are as follows:

  • Adult: $28.00
  • Child (4-17 years old): $14.00
  • Family (2 adults and up to 6 children): $62.00
  • Concession (Seniors, pensioners, full-time students and YHA card holders): $23.00

Optional tours include (although some of these may not be within the Port Arthur Historic Site, they can be booked at the Port Arthur visitor centre):

  • Isle of the Dead Cemetery Tour
  • Point Puer Tour
  • Historic Ghost Tour (excellent, award-winning)
  • Tasman Island Wilderness Cruise

For more information on Port Arthur Historic Site, visit the Port Arthur Historic Site website [1].

Coal Mines Historic Site[edit]

While we don't have articles on individual attractions, I think Coal Mines should be covered in a different article (either in its own article or in Nubeena, which has yet to be created). For one, Coal Mines is a 30-minute drive from Port Arthur, making it an outlier among the other sites mentioned here. The history of Coal Mines is also radically different from Port Arthur, as it was used for the worst of the worst convicts, only visited by those who want to truly see the abandoned ruins. Not a lot of information about Coal Mines is available online, but I took a few photos of some local signs and information bays which has all the information, but should this be forked off into Nubeena or its own article, Coal Mines? --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta) 23:45, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]