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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

Viewing platform upgrades for Rocky Cape's Aboriginal heritage sites

13/02/2018

Two viewing platforms have been replaced as part of visitor facility improvements at Rocky Cape National Park on the North-West Coast. The platforms are at the Lee Archer Cave and South Cave sites, which have highly significant Aboriginal heritage values.


These sites contain considerable cultural material in the form of middens and artefacts that have been deposited over many thousands of years. The caves are still used by the Tasmanian Aboriginal community for shelter and ceremony.


Archaeological study of the Aboriginal sites within the national park has revealed important historical information on the cultural practices, as well as the lifestyle and migration routes of Tasmanian Aboriginals, further highlighting the importance of preserving these signficant sites.


The $80,000 project was funded by the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.