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Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston

22/07/2016

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania's overall identify.More

Shipwreck identified as the Viola

19/07/2016

Timber samples from a ship wrecked on Tasmania's East Coast nearly 160 years ago have been identified as the Canadian-built brig Viola.More

Prosecution for Stanley penguin deaths

15/07/2016

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and the Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead near a rookery in Stanley on the State's North-West coast last week.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.