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Journeys : Dec Jan 2010
If you've ever dreamed of grabbing a trowel to help uncover lost history, the Port Arthur Historic Site is the place to be this summer. An exciting range of activities at the Historic Site's oval will offer the chance for kids of all ages -- and their families -- to get their hands dirty as well as have a lot of fun. Help our archaeologists uncover some of the hidden history of Port Arthur and ask them about the secrets that lie just beneath the surface. Trowels are provided. The activity r uns from January 10-26, except on Saturdays. Meanwhile, up at the Accountant's House, there will be a couple of other activities happening twice daily. Participate in colonial-era games, take a seat on the Story Blanket, make nineteenth century children's toys or your very ow n miniature convict brick. From December 26 to January 24. There will also be the opportunity to lear n more about heritage conservation, view a demonstration of archaeological illustration, examine authentic convict records or hear the fascinating story of Port Arthur's gardens. From December 26 to January 24. Our ever-popular Port Arthur History Plays are back too, performed twice each day. Hear about convict Dennis Collins, who as an old man found that a hunger strike was the only protest available to him, in The Man Who Threw a Stone by Richard Davey. The Shingle Strike, by David Young, tells the story of Irish poet Francis Macnamara's endeavour to overcome the bullying tactics of an unscrupulous overseer. In A Boy's Life by Les Winspear, a London street kid is sent across the world to Point Puer. Will he escape his life of crime? The plays r un from December 27 to January 22. These activities are all included in the cost of Site entry. For full details, check www.portarthur. org.au, give our Visitor Centre a call on 1800 659 101 or pick up a leaflet on arrival at the Port Arthur Historic Site. Port Arthur the place for budding history buffs this summer Sue Wendell-Smith Sue Wendell-Smith EXPLORE Visit our website or give us a call for full details of our entry and activity packages -- and allow yourself time to fully explore our heritage treasure. Port Arthur Historic Site the image: Joe Shemesh The Port Arthur Historic Site is not just a tourist attraction. It is an essential part of our heritage. So come and discover some of the history that has shaped Australia. This is the authentic convict history experience and it's here for you to explore. Port Arthur Historic Site Port Arthur, Tasmania www.portarthur.org.au Phone 1800 659 101 email@example.com December 09 / January 10 48
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