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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

Cultural Heritage

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    Aboriginal Heritage

    Tasmania has a rich Aboriginal Heritage. Middens, quarries, rock art and other Aboriginal heritage places can be found all over Tasmania. These heritage places provide valuable information about one of the world's oldest living cultures and a spiritual connection for today's Tasmanian Aborigines.

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    Historic Heritage

    Tasmania has a rich historic heritage dating from early European occupation. This section has detailed information and guides for visitors to the island's many and varied historic sites.

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    Help Develop the Heritage Place Inventory

    GPS Coordinates Wanted for Tasmanian Heritage Information Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) heritage staff are inviting the public and PWS staff to get out their GPSs and lock in the coordinates...

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    Maritime Heritage

    Tasmania's wild coastline has claimed many ships and has been home to early whaling and sealing industries.