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PWS Public Safety Update

17/01/2019

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm

15/01/2019

A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More

Highfield Historic Site

Introduction

(Eye in the Sky)

Highfield House can be regarded as the 'birthplace' of European settlement in Tasmania's north-west. Built from 1832-35 as a residence for Edward Curr, chief agent of the Van Diemen's Land Company, the house represents an important part of Tasmanian historic heritage. The history of the north-west region of Tasmania is inextricably bound up with the story of the Van Diemen's Land Company; indeed, there are very few places in the region that have been unmarked by its presence.

In 1982 the Tasmanian Government acquired the Highfield property with funds from the National Estate and has carried out extensive restoration works. The Highfield Historic Site is open for public inspection from 9.30am - 4.30pm seven days a week during September to May, and from June to August the site is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 4.30pm, closed weekends.

Admission Charges (applicable from 2014)

Adult (18+) Concession Child (5-17 years, under 5 no charge) Family (2 adults, 3 children
$12.00 $10.00 $6.00 $30.00

For further information, including details about tours, school groups, and hiring the venue, see http://www.historic-highfield.com.au/