Monthly Archives: April 2017

Retired Historian, Peter MacFie to lead Fiddle Excursion

(c) Copyright 2017 Peter MacFie and Anne Salt Retired Port Arthur Historian Peter MacFie will lead the Fiddle Excursion through the Derwent and Lachlan Valleys on Sunday the 14th of May 2017. His extensive research of convict musicians at Port … Continue reading

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Don’t you know there’s war on?!

During war years there are many changes, shortage of staff and the stopping of building programs. The first World War was no exce6ption. The planned recreational hall was drawn up and amounted to a cost of 1000 pounds, it was … Continue reading

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Changing and evolving ideas of disability support

This organisational chart from 1973 today looks very different with the roll out and empowerment that comes with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Australia is falling into line with it’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with … Continue reading

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Royal Family at the Hospital?

From: The Hobarton Mercury Mon 10 Mar 1856 Page 3 THE LUNATIC ASYLUM, NEW NORFOLK. ON Wednesday, en route to Hamilton, we stopped at New Norfolk for a short time, and being desirous to inspect the Lunatic Asylum, we proceeded thither, accompanied … Continue reading

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Future plans for Archaeology at Willow Court in 2018 and 2017 Report

The outcomes of the 2017 field season included: ï‚· The excavation of three underfloor areas beneath rooms in the Barracks (the old hardware store room, pharmacy and Assistant Superintendent’s office) and the excavation of three trenches at the rear of … Continue reading

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