Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tunnel investigation podcast

Part of the restoration and conservation work at Willow Court is understanding the history from documentation and by the archaeology of the site. This week Associate Professor Heather Burke has visited the site to assess it’s potential as a significant … Continue reading

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More than tunnel investigation

At an afternoon tea, hosted by Cr. Julie Triffitt and Mayor Martyn Evans the representatives of the Friends of Willow Court were able to discuss the Willow Court tunnel  drain with Assoc Prof Heather Burke from the Flinders University (Dept Archaeology). … Continue reading

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Friends of Willow Court Training Day at Port Arthur today.

  Today a number of volunteers from the Friends of Willow Court had a training day at Port Arthur. We looked at the booking systems that the site uses to handle the 250,000 visitors per year, website integration, staff training … Continue reading

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Willow Court Apology One Step Closer. Media release

Willow Court Apology One Step Closer according to Tasmanian Greens Spokes person for Health and Human Services who release this media statement in late October, at the same time John Wilson from Magra wrote to the Derwent Valley Gazette with … Continue reading

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Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority take on Willow Court.

Mayor Martyn Evans reported on Willow Court’s progress to the Southern Tasmanian Council Authority in the June 2014 report, which is available on the Council website, (link below) It would appear that the Mayor will be working on policy issues … Continue reading

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1827 Rare coin

    This coin has recently come into my possession and although it is an old coin, it has a unique story behind it that is more intriguing than the coin itself. It was believed that the entire mintage in … Continue reading

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Up goes the fence at Willow Court

  The wooden structure on the right of this picture is part of the new fence that will separate the neighbours on the west side of the barracks. There is some iron sections that will also go into the finished … Continue reading

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Old photos of Willow Court

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History of Disability Services in Tasmania

History of Disability Services in Tasmania   History   Society’s changing attitudes to disability Abandonment The abandonment model of response to people with disabilities is basically a model where, if family, friends or someone is unwilling or unable to support … Continue reading

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Strategic thinking?

            The Derwent Valley Council has been in discussion with the Derwent Valley Community House, Willow Court Conservation Committee and the Department of Health and human services, but not the Friends of Willow Court about … Continue reading

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