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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Gordon River Tour Operators Information Kit

The complete Gordon River Tour Operators Information Kit can be downloaded as a single PDF File (4.7Mb), or alternatively each constituent notesheet within the Gordon River Tour Operators Information Kit can be downloaded as an individual PDF File (of smaller file size) from the contents list below.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

Foreword

PREFACE

Preface

CULTURAL HERITAGE

The stories behind the names of the Macquarie Harbour region

Timeline for the Macquarie Harbour region

Aboriginal Heritage

Aboriginal people of Macquarie Harbour

'Conciliation ' and exile of the Macquarie Harbour Aboriginal people

European Heritage

European explorers of the Macquarie Harbour region

Daily life at the Macquarie Harbour penal settlement

Punishment at Macquarie Harbour penal settlement

Escapes from Macquarie Harbour penal settlement

Industry at Macquarie Harbour penal settlement

Women of Macquarie Harbour penal settlement

The piners of Macquarie Harbour

Teepookana and the Abt railway

The Kelly Basin township of Pillinger

The Franklin River conservation issue

NATURAL HERITAGE

Geo-heritage

Geo-heritage of the Macquarie Harbour region

Gordon River erosion

Vegetation

Cool temperate rainforest of the lower Gordon River

Native conifers of the Macquarie Harbour region

Plant list for the lower Gordon River

Plants of Heritage Landing - an identification guide

Plants of Sir John Falls - an identification guide

Wildlife

Mammals of the Macquarie Harbour region

The Tasmanian tiger

Whales and whale strandings at Macquarie Harbour

Land mammal list for the Macquarie Harbour region

Birds of the Macquarie Harbour region

The muttonbirds of Macquarie Harbour

Bird list for Macquarie Harbour and Lower Gordon River

Reptiles of the Macquarie Harbour region

Frogs of the Macquarie Harbour region

Freshwater fish of the Macquarie Harbour region

Rare and threatened species of the Macquarie Harbour region

THE TASMANIAN WILDERNESS WORLD HERITAGE AREA

What is World Heritage?

World Heritage Values

INTERPRETATION

What is interpretation?

Techniques for effective interpretation

Tips for effective interpretation

RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Resource Directory