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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.More

Cultural Heritage

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    Aboriginal Heritage

    Tasmania has a rich Aboriginal Heritage. Middens, quarries, rock art and other Aboriginal heritage places can be found all over Tasmania. These heritage places provide valuable information about one of the world's oldest living cultures and a spiritual connection for today's Tasmanian Aborigines.

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    Historic Heritage

    Tasmania has a rich historic heritage dating from early European occupation. This section has detailed information and guides for visitors to the island's many and varied historic sites.

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    Help Develop the Heritage Place Inventory

    GPS Coordinates Wanted for Tasmanian Heritage Information Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) heritage staff are inviting the public and PWS staff to get out their GPSs and lock in the coordinates...

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    Maritime Heritage

    Tasmania's wild coastline has claimed many ships and has been home to early whaling and sealing industries.