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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

History unlocked at Richmond Gaol

12/11/2018

Investment in the restoration of the Gaoler’s House at Richmond Gaol will enhance the visitor experience at one of Tasmania’s key historic sites.


The House, open to the public for the first time, provides visitors to Richmond Gaol a further insight into our rich history.


The $200,000 project was funded by the Tourism Infrastructure in Parks program and was part of a series of works undertaken at the heritage site.


The restoration of the Gaoler’s House included major structural work, stripping out modern-day fittings and renovations, and exposing sections of historic wall surfaces and coverings.


The Richmond Gaol Historic Site is one of the oldest intact convict sites in Australia. Between 1825 and 1861 it operated as a place of confinement for short-term prisoners and those undergoing judicial punishment, as well as temporarily housing convicts moving through the Richmond District.