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Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service announce road opening


Florentine Road and Arve Road (to the Hartz Mountain junction) are officially reopened to the public.More

Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves


The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!


In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

The Sydney Cove

Further information

Cargo for the Colony

Mike Nash (2009). Sydney Cove: The History and Archaeology of an Eighteenth Century Shipwreck. Navarine Publishing

The merchant ship Sydney Cove went down near Preservation Island in February 1797. What was her cargo, how was she made and why was the Sydney Cove sailing near northeastern Tasmania? Including maps, photographs and rare pictures of ships and shipbuilding, maritime archaeologist Michael Nash documents the history of Australia's eighth oldest shipwreck.

This publication is available for download [PDF 10MB].