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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

PWS Fire Update - Monday 11 February 2019

11/02/2019

As a result of the emergency service suppression efforts and calmer weather conditions over recent days, PWS can advise the following changes to track openings and closures.More

Eaglehawk Neck

Virtual Visit

Survey the panoramic view of Eaglehawk Neck as it was in the 1830s, and as it is today

Eaglehawk Neck in 1830...

and as it is today

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The narrow isthmus here at Eaglehawk Neck, along with a line of ferocious dogs and a detachment of military guards, proved a difficult obstacle for prisoners who attempted to escape from Port Arthur.


Take a look around one of the rooms in the Officer's Quarters

Inside the Costello room at the Officer's Quarters

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With the closure of Port Arthur penal settlement in 1877 the station at Eaglehawk Neck was abandoned. The land and buildings were then acquired by private settlers. The Costello family lived in the Officer's Quarters for most of this century. Today, one of the rooms in the house tells the story of those years.